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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 43 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
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 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

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