My DD has had a fever since late friday night. Her ears hurt really bad but were better by sunday, but then her back was sore so I brought her in to make sure it wasnt a kidney infection. They checked her ears which were barely red, and her urine test was fine. They gave me some antibiotics and told me to start her on them, but I wasnt comfortable at that time. My heart tells me its viral, and that the antibiotics will do nothing, but now we are on day 4 of really high fever like 104-105 without medication, my confidence is starting to get shaken. She only has a fever, aches, and a runny nose. Her earache is completely gone, and I have no idea why I would give her the antibiotcs other than to make myself feel better, even though if its viral it will do way more harm than good.
I am giving her tylenol when she gets too uncomfortable, and the fever comes down and she is able to eat, drink, and even play.