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A 42-year-old female asked:

my son is complaining of dizziness and headache since yesterday afternoon after playing at the park. he does not have a fever and is not vomitting. what could be wrong?

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Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 40 years experience
Exam: Although the dizziness & headache could have just been from dehydration or exhaustion I suggest a full medical exam today to be on the safe side. The initial stages of flu, pneumonia, food poisoning, other infections, or even a tumor or cancer are all possible considerations. I do not want to alarm you but whether the cause is minor or serious the sooner it is properly diagnosed the better.

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Why do infants and toddlers get fevers?

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Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
Infection: By far the most common reason for fever in infants and toddlers are infections, with viral infections being the most common type of infection. The infection triggers the immune system to respond with chemicals that effect an area of the brain with controls temperature.
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What medication should I give my baby for fever?

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Depends: If under 2 months, give nothing and call your doctor asap. Over 2 months can get tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) over 6 months can get advil/motrin or the tylenol (acetaminophen). But regardless of age, if febrile and that child isn't acting well, then you need to contact your doctor asap.
A 44-year-old member asked:

If I have a fever in the second trimester, does that put the baby at risk?

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Dr. Timothy Gorski
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Why the fever?: Depends what the fever is from. Most common infections that cause fevers do not hurt your baby. There are some, though, that can - rubella, for example.
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A 50-year-old female asked:

I've had a fever for 60days. 100-101 can't find a reason for it, it followed a endo ablation and a shot of depo. I'm tired and short/breath BP rising ?

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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Get tested: There are many possible causes of unexplained fever ranging from infection, autoimmune diseases, even certain cancers. Please get tested by a doctor soon.
A 42-year-old female asked:

My son had small bumps in his face-chicken bumps as they call.Is there any cream to apply to treat it.?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
More info: "chicken bumps" are more commonly seen on the arms and legs and do well with cod liver oil (orally). On the face...Depends on the age. If a newborn is one thing. Older children i would want to see the rash before offering suggestions. In general there is a great cream..Called schmoove. Can be ordered from maker. Check it out at www.Franzcenter.Com under herbaceuticals.

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