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A 42-year-old male asked about a male:

7 month old fever for 24hrs so far btw 103-100 up and down. diarrhea, vomiting, coughing, runny nose,irritability, loss of appetite, fatigue and sleepiness does he have the flu? how do they test to see?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Gut viirus: The pattern cited is more likely a gut virus which infants have 1-3X/yr .Flu when it occurs begins with fever & more respiratory symptoms.Flu can be tested in the office on a nasal secretion sample.Gut viruses are seldom confirmed outside a research facility.Keep the kid hydrated & get him seen if it spooks you.

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Last updated Nov 27, 2019

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