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Five years old daughter has been experiencing these symptoms for years, they consist of fever, vomiting. What could be causing this?

Five years old daughter has been experiencing these symptoms for years, they consist of fever, vomiting. What could be causing this?

Migraine phenomena: Migraine without headache can cause this combination. Discuss this with your doctor and review family history for members with history of migraine. Recurrent vomiting is often called abdominal migraine. Autonomic manifestations with fever, can also represent migraine without without headache. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

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My younger brother, a five years old boy, has a fever with cough but we noticed that their is a little blood inside his phlegm. Is this a risk?

My younger brother, a five years old boy, has a fever with cough but we noticed that their is a little blood inside his phlegm. Is this a risk?

See below: Blood streaking in the phlegm could be due to a blood nose (epistaxis) that drained to the back of the throat, but it may also be due to other reasons, like a tear in the throat from hard coughing or worse. . . A bronchitis or pneumonia. Especially if the child is having any breathing difficulty, get him seen asap. ...Read more

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What is considered to be too high of a fever in a 5 year old child?

What is considered to be too high of a fever in a 5 year old child?

Anything above 104: When temperatures rise to those levels they will produce significant discomfort, and are approaching near 105, above which the potential for seizures and brain damage may begin to manifest. See a doctor. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has been having a fever for 1 1/2 weeks, what is best to give him?

My 5 year old has been having a fever for 1 1/2 weeks, what is best to give him?

Time for visit: Rather than a symptomatic treatment for fever, a visit to define a possible treatable primary or secondary infection would be reasonable. ...Read more

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Is it Normal for my 4.5 year old to have fever 3-4 times a year. Especially in the colder months?

Is it Normal for my 4.5 year old to have fever 3-4 times a year. Especially in the colder months?

Fever: Many children develop minor illnesses that produce low grade fevers, and even trauma or overactivities can raise the body temperature. Would need to know a lot more about your little guy's symptoms and whether he is in day care or pre-kindergarden, etc. What you describe is not unusual, but if concerned have him seen and assessed by a local pediatrician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My 5 year old is having fever. Should I check her temp regularly at night? If fever occurs, shoukd I wake her up for medication?

My 5 year old is having fever. Should I check her temp regularly at night? If fever occurs, shoukd I wake her up for medication?

No: Sleep has more benefit to your child than any chart you might be keeping to follow her illness.Fever actually slows the growth of most germs & speeds a kids metabolism to help them fight the illness. If she wakes, a med may be in order to help her get back to sleep but you can do that based on a warm forehead. There is no need to check her temp. I would concentrate more on fluid needs. ...Read more

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5 year old with fever of 102?

5 year old with fever of 102?

Depends on symptoms: Does he/she have other symptoms? Eating/drinking fluids? Any past medical history or on medications? Has he/she been exposed to others who are ill? A fever of 102 in a healthy 5 year old is generally not dangerous and can be treated with ibuprofen or acetaminophen to make him/her more comfortable. You then may want to call his/her doctor and get a more specific answer, letting them know the above. ...Read more

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My 2.5 year old daughter has been stuffy for over a month. She has not had a fever or atypical behavior. Should I be concerned?

My 2.5 year old daughter has been stuffy for over a month. She has not had a fever or atypical behavior. Should I be concerned?

Allergies: She probably has allergies if she is otherwise acting healthy- ie eating, playing, sleeping well. However there is a small chance that she has a foreign body (like a bead or other small toy) up her nose- though usually by now the mucus would be green. Take her to the pediatrician if the symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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My 5 year old started coughing on monday. He woke up Wednesday morning with a 101 fever. Friday the fever went away then came back.?

My 5 year old started coughing on monday. He woke up Wednesday morning with a 101 fever. Friday the fever went away then came back.?

Cough& Fever: You should take you son to see his doctor. Cough plus fever needs an examination to eliminate serious infection like pneumonia which might require antibiotics. ...Read more

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My 5 year old son complains of a headache. He has no fever but his body is very hot to the touch. He has an appetite.

My 5 year old son complains of a headache. He has no fever but his body is very hot to the touch. He has an appetite.

Headaches...: A headache can be caused by many things. Fever, sinus pressure and eye fatigue are just a few of the "benign" causes of a fever. This short question format isn't the best venue to get an answer. You should have your son seen by a pediatrician if the complaints continue. If this is a one time complaint, treat with otc pain med and f/u if not better (for a full exam and to determine cause). ...Read more

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My 5 year old caught a cold 3 weeks ago. Had fever on day 1. He's happy & energetic now, but he's had a lingering cough for 2 weeks. Problem?

My 5 year old caught a cold 3 weeks ago. Had fever on day 1. He's happy & energetic now, but he's had a lingering cough for 2 weeks. Problem?

The most common: Reason for persistent cough after a viral infection is Reactive Airway Disease (RAD). RAD = mild Asthma, in which a child has spasm of the small airways manifested by coughing, but not audible wheezing or trouble breathing. His pediatrician can diagnose this. Another possibility is " walking pneumonia" from a viral or Mycoplasma infection. Don't give cold/ cough meds under age 6. Take him in. ...Read more

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My 2.5 year old has been having low appitite since he became sick with fever, vomitting n cough. He is fine now but he is still not eating. What to do?

My 2.5 year old has been having low appitite since he became sick with fever, vomitting n cough. He is fine now but he is still not eating. What to do?

Time: Just give him some time and don't be overly concerned. Kids eat when they are hungry. Over the long term, if they are gaining weight, it is more of a problem for the parent than the child. ...Read more

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My 3.5 year old son has cloudy urine on and off. He appears to be healthy and no fever or any unusual behaviour.?

My 3.5 year old son has cloudy urine on and off. He appears to be healthy and no fever or any unusual behaviour.?

Phosphate crystals?: The usual cause of cloudy urine is phosphate crystals, which are normal, simply the result of fluid intake and diet. It's not harmful in any way. You can test this by adding a few drops of acid (e.g. vinegar) to a urine sample. If phosphate crystals, the urine will turn crystal clear. In other words, no worries! But discuss with your son's pediatrician if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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5 year old has the flu. Day 5 with a fever that comes and goes up to 102. when fever comes down she is more active. Is it normal to last this long?

5 year old has the flu. Day 5 with a fever that comes and goes up to 102. when fever comes down she is more active. Is it normal to last this long?

Need evaluation: By pediatrician, kids do not tolerate high temperature Need right diagnosis and appropriate measures has to be taken soon Please call the kids pediatrician now. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has complained of a stomachache for about 12 hours. She gets tearful at times bevause it hurts so bad. No fever, though. Any ideas?

My 5 year old has complained of a stomachache for about 12 hours. She gets tearful at times bevause it hurts so bad. No fever, though. Any ideas?

Constipation?!!: Though other causes are more serious and need to be ruled out any time a kid has abdominal pain, constipation is probably the most common in absence of other symptoms (like nause, vomiting or fever). Ask yourself if he's been havin hard or infrequent stools. If so, try a suppository or stool softener recommended by your doctor. If pain severe or other symptoms present, go to er or your soc asap. ...Read more

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My 5 year old had 3 days of low fever (98.7-99.7), then felt fine. On the 5th day, he has a rash of small pink dots on his trunk. Is this a concern?

Feels well?: Spots a few days after HIGH fever can signal a viral illness called roseola. Children do fine. With low fever, some other virus is likely. With a fully immunized child, take your cue from your child's activity level and appetite. Spots should clear in a day or two. ...Read more

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How can I increase my 5 year old's immunity? He has 18137 IgE and is frequently sick with fever, cold and cough. He is only 17 kgs and hight is 110 cm.

How can I increase my 5 year old's immunity? He has 18137 IgE and is frequently sick with fever, cold and cough. He is only 17 kgs and hight is 110 cm.

Extremely high IgE: That ige level is extremely high suggesting a problem with your son's immune system. He needs to see a board certified allergist urgently. ...Read more

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My 5 year old is running a fever of 104.0. Should I take him to the er?

My 5 year old is running a fever of 104.0. Should I take him to the er?

Maybe: It depends upon what other symptoms may be present, whether they are talking fluids effectively and eating ok and they are acting normally. You can try to bring down the fever with children's Aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen) or bathing them in tepid water, or washing them down with a cool washcloth. If it gets much higher, would consider having them seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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My 5 year old daughter tested positive for influenza she is running a fever of 103.2 should I have her seen again for the fever she has had fever for 2 days now and 103.2 is the highest it's been

My 5 year old daughter tested positive for influenza she is running a fever of 103.2 should I have her seen again for the fever she has had fever for 2 days now and 103.2 is the highest it's been

It: It helps to know that your daughter has the flu and that fever for a few days is going to be expected.

Fevers for the most part aren't dangerous and are just the body's natural reaction to fighting off an infection. Most of these infections are viral (like the flu) and may be accompanied by runny nose, sore throat, congestion, mild rash, or nothing at all. Since fevers aren't dangerous, we usually treat the fever with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen just to make the child more comfortable as their body fights the illness.

"red flags" that we look for with fever to indicate something more serious is going on are:
-fevers that last 5 days or more
-fevers persistently above 104f orally
-a child that acts very sick - very irritable or difficult to wake
-difficulty breathing
-vomiting, diarrhea, refusal to drink, or dehydration
-a purple rash, esp on the legs
-stiff neck
-any complaints of pain such as the ear, throat, stomach or a joint

as always, use your judgement. If you think that your child is ill, err on the side of caution and call your child's doctor. ...Read more