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A 33-year-old female asked:

My 18 month old son keeps getting a fever it did go away for a day and back again dry cough no runny nose dr said he had no ear/throat infec what isit?

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Dr. Venkata Vallury
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Fever: how high is the fever, you may need to get a complete blood count, chest x-ray and urine test done, upper respiratory infections do cause fever and treatment remains symptomatic. Complete blood count can point towards bacterial or viral infection
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
I agree that he needs further evaluation. If he has prolonged fever, Kawasaki's Disease is also considered. A chest radiograph/imaging may provide more information, along with a CRP blood test.
Feb 7, 2015
Last updated Feb 21, 2015


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