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8 year old has 101-102 fever only starting at 3pm until bed. no meds given. why does it only occur in late afternoon/evening? nothing hurts her.

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Dr. Sunnie Skiles
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Fever at night: If this fever just started then it is a normal response of the immune system, most likely to a viral illness. I have always noted that in children symptoms of fever, wheezing, etc. are always worse at night. Our own normal body temperatures fluctuate and are higher at night. Fevers in infections help fight the infection, treat for discomfort. If it lasts more that 3 days, see your doctor.

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