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5 year old has fever for 5 days

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Sidman
40 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hard to say: This could just be a simple virus, or the sign of something more serious. You should take your child to the doctor very soon.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
Sounds "viral": Your 5 year old if otherwise healthy & without chronic medical issues sounds like he has a "viral" illness/flu like illness that is causing all of you ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Odd treatment choice: Tonsillitis itself is seldom a reason for removal unless there is an abscess pocket or other complication. A pattern of 5-7 episodes/yr or sleep apnea ... Read More
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Wait until better: It is unwise to do surgery in someone with an acute infection. Most people who have tonsillitis do not need surgery- only if chronic or for many recu ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
If it happens...: ...A few times a year (up to once a month) these are probably unrelated different infections - viral, strep, or ear infections; fever and vomiting are ... Read More
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Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Migraine phenomena: Migraine without headache can cause this combination. Discuss this with your doctor and review family history for members with history of migraine. ... Read More
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Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
AURI: A little blood in the sputum is not at risk.It means his cough is severe to have a little bleeding with it. Does he have cough syrup ?
A male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Feels well?: Spots a few days after HIGH fever can signal a viral illness called roseola. Children do fine. With low fever, some other virus is likely. With a f ... Read More
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A 4-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
45 years experience Pediatrics
Viral illness likely: Depending upon the exposure to germs, or other infectious agents, your daughter probably has a more common viral illness, causing the fever to wax a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Possible infection: Your daughter may have a number of conditions, including an infection. Your PCP will consider encephalitis, meningitis, but more commonly a flu like ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
21 years experience Pediatrics
It : It helps to know that your daughter has the flu and that fever for a few days is going to be expected. Fevers for the most part aren't dangerous and ... Read More
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A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Expected finding: Any ill kid who has been ill can begin to have ketones in their pee. They represent breakdown of fat, an alternate energy source that is often used du ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: If you are going to bathe, tepid water is best. I would give tylenol, (acetaminophen) also. He should also be seen, if he has had a fever for 7 days. ... Read More

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