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10 year old has flu b, 8 year old has fever tonight 101.5 no other symptoms. Flu starting?

10 year old has flu b, 8 year old has fever tonight 101.5 no other symptoms. Flu starting?

Maybe: It is easily transmitted in saliva and droplets from a cough. Most become sick within 48 hrs of a significant exposure. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more


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My eight year old has a fever and I have a two week old at home. What should we do to make sure baby stays healthy?

My eight year old has a fever and I have a two week old at home. What should we do to make sure baby stays healthy?

Your 8 year: Old should stay away from the baby while he's symptomatic, and anyone touching the baby should make sure they wash their hands thoroughly before touching the baby. ...Read more

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8 year old has 101-102 fever ONLY starting at 3pm until bed. No meds given. Why does it only occur in late afternoon/evening? Nothing hurts her.

8 year old has 101-102 fever ONLY starting at 3pm until bed. No meds given. Why does it only occur in late afternoon/evening? Nothing hurts her.

Fever at night: If this fever just started then it is a normal response of the immune system, most likely to a viral illness. I have always noted that in children symptoms of fever, wheezing, etc. Are always worse at night. Our own normal body temperatures fluctuate and are higher at night. Fevers in infections help fight the infection, treat for discomfort. If it lasts more that 3 days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My 8 year old daughter had a fever only which has been reducing over the last three days. No other symptoms. She just had a runny bm.?

My 8 year old daughter had a fever only which has been reducing over the last three days. No other symptoms. She just had a runny bm.?

Likely virus: Fever with subsequent diarrhea is suggestive of enterovirus infection. As long as your daughter is not vomiting and is able to maintain hydration, then no therapy is indicated ...Read more

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My 8 year old daughter has had fevers on and off for 4 days. Is pale and has a runny tummy. She is eating and currently has no fever.

My 8 year old daughter has had fevers on and off for 4 days. Is pale and has a runny tummy. She is eating and currently has no fever.

Likely viral: If she can keep up with her fluid needs, making urine every 6 hrs or more; eat some & play, this is likely something that will self heal. If she is dry=no urine for 8-12 hours, inactive, uninterested in play, she should be seen. ...Read more

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My 8 year old had strep at lwast 10 times last year. He had a recent strep test that was negative but he has had a fever for over a week now could he have rheumatic fever?

My 8 year old had strep at lwast 10 times last year. He had a recent strep test that was negative but he has had a fever for over a week now could he have rheumatic fever?

Rheumatic fever: Rheumatic fever usually follows a strep throat about 2 weeks after the diagnosis. Since the strep test was negative, his illness looks more viral in nature. If the fever persists and your son is feeling tired,
achy and has swollen glands loss of appetite, bring him back to the doctor for blood work to rule out mononucleosis. ...Read more

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Can I give my 8 year old brother benadryl-d for his fever?

Can I give my 8 year old brother benadryl-d for his fever?

Not necessary: The treatment of fever is medications such as Acetaminophen (tylenol) or Ibuprofen (advil or motrin). Benadryl (diphenhydramine) d does not contain active ingredients that treat fever. In addition, there can be side effects of the "d" which is a decongestant. ...Read more

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My 8 year old son has neck pain fever and his whole body hurts to touch?

My 8 year old son has neck pain fever and his whole body hurts to touch?

Emergency: Kids don't just have stiff necks. Get him 2 an er now, this sounds like meningitis 2 me. Don't wait get him in 2 b cn now! ...Read more

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I have a 8 year old and he has had fever for 3days and at night he has a cold sweats.

I have a 8 year old and he has had fever for 3days and at night he has a cold sweats.

See your doctor: Would need more information to diagnose, how ever that is already enough information to advise seeing your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 8 year old son has only a moderate fever for 6 days the doctors just said it was a virus?

My 8 year old son has only a moderate fever for 6 days the doctors just said it was a virus?

Likely: Not uncommon for viral illnesses to produce low grade fevers for 10-14 days, but if it goes on longer than this, would reevaluate. ...Read more

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The result of a CBC shows that my 8 year old daughter has high monocyte count which is 12.7 and her hemoglobin count is 151. She has been having fever for 2 nights already which usually occurs in the evening or at dawn. What does this indicate?

The result of a CBC shows that my 8 year old daughter has high monocyte count which is 12.7 and her hemoglobin count is 151. She has been having fever for 2 nights already which usually occurs in the evening or at dawn. What does this indicate?

Could be virus: That level of monos is not worrisome. A virus can cause the fever and many can cause mild elevations of the monocyte count. Her hemoglobin is fine. I would have her rechecked if the fevers continue for more than four days. ...Read more

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No fever sick to stomach at night during sleep only a couple of times very tired this is a 8 year old boywho is never sick none?

No fever sick to stomach at night during sleep only a couple of times very tired this is a 8 year old boywho is never sick none?

Sick stomach: It is very common to have stomach viruses that cause nausea and vomiting. Should not last more than 2-3 days. Make sure there are not other problems, such as thirst or excessive urination. If so then to the doctor asap. ...Read more

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8 year old had the flu or virus (neg flu test) over weekend. No fever, seems much better today but still coughing. School tomorrow? Still contagious?

8 year old had the flu or virus (neg flu test) over weekend. No fever, seems much better today but still coughing. School tomorrow? Still contagious?

Depends: The flu is contagious for a week from first symptoms. The everyday viruses are contagious while they have fever but the germ is seldom passed when they are fever free for a day. ...Read more

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I have a 8 year old who has been vomiting she was fine today went to school didn't comlplain about anything hurting, until nine thirty. She has had runny bowels when she vomits no fever. Nowshe has dry heaves. What do we do? Just let it run its course

I have a 8 year old who has been vomiting she was fine today went to school didn't comlplain about anything hurting, until nine thirty. She has had runny bowels when she vomits no fever. Nowshe has dry heaves. What do we do? Just let it run its course

Whenever: Whenever a child has vomiting and diarrhea, her body is fighting an illness and is trying to get rid of a gastrointestinal toxin. Most likely this is a viral illness, but occasionally it can be bacterial, also. In either case, antidiarrheals can prolong the illness and antivomiting medications should not be given unless you are specifically told to do so by her doctor. The best course of action is to give her stomach a break for an hour or two and then restart hydration with clear fluids - an oral rehydration fluid such as pedialyte is ideal if the child also has diarrhea. Sometimes you have to feed the fluid to the child a tablespoon once a minute because a big gulp can trigger vomiting. If she does well with this after a couple hours, you can move on to bland foods.
Reasons to call your child's doctor would be:

-vomiting for more than 24 hours
-diarrhea for more than 7 days
-bright green or bloody vomit
-bloody or black diarrhea
-new fever
-dehydration (no urination in 8 hours, dry mouth, no tears, dry or doughy skin)

good luck! ...Read more

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8 year old boy broke out in hives briefly on both lower legs. Vomited one time approximately 20 hours later. Headache, not feeling well. No fever?

8 year old boy broke out in hives briefly on both lower legs. Vomited one time approximately 20 hours later. Headache, not feeling well. No fever?

Viral: These symptoms can be caused by a viral infection. Even when there is no fever. I suspect he will recover within 10 days. If he gets much worse, be sure to get him to a doctor. If he is still vomiting, be sure to keep him well hydrated with both water and electrolytes ...Read more

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What can cause stomach ache and a fever of 101 in a 8 year old kid?

What can cause stomach ache and a fever of 101 in a 8 year old kid?

Many things: Any number of infections, but strep throat often presents this way. Also gastroenteritis.Is there vomiting or diarrhea? To be sure see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 8 year old daughter has had a severe sore throat for 3 days now and a high fever. Took her to a doctor and basically said they can't do anything.

My 8 year old daughter has had a severe sore throat for 3 days now and a high fever. Took her to a doctor and basically said they can't do anything.

Sore throat: A throat swab should be taken for strept infection and other bacterial pathogens. If positive she will need antibiotics. If negative, it's probably viral and symptomatic treatment will suffice, which includes ant- inflammatory medications, analgesics and antipyretics ...Read more

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8 year old daughter woke up with sinus pain, sore throat, earache, congestion. What can I give her to treat the symptoms? She is extremely healthy, has never had sinus symptoms before. No fever yet.

8 year old daughter woke up with sinus pain, sore throat, earache, congestion. What can I give her to treat the symptoms? She is extremely healthy, has never had sinus symptoms before. No fever yet.

There: There are a few things you can do to treat a cold caused by an upper respiratory virus.
- voice rest - probably the best thing you can do for a sore throat and raspy voice.
- drink plenty of fluids and stay hydrated
- hot tea with honey and lemon
- chicken noodle soup - our grandmas were right! Research shows that chicken noodle soup is very helpful in treating a cold.
- or just a spoon-full of honey - honey has been shown to be as effective a cough suppressant as many over the counter medications
- inhale steam from a shower or cool mist from a vaporizer
- Acetaminophen and/or Ibuprofen can help with inflammation and throat, ear and sinus pain

symptoms from a cold virus should start to improve after a few days. If it does not, of if she gets worse or has any difficulty breathing, call her doctor. You should also call her doctor if the sore throat worsens (could be strep) or if her ear pain worsens (ear infection) or for any new fevers or rash. ...Read more

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Hi. We are skiing in Santa Fe and my 8 year old now is experiencing chills, loss of appetite, fatigue, poor sleep, red eyes and newly developed fever?

Hi. We are skiing in Santa Fe and my 8 year old now is experiencing chills, loss of appetite, fatigue, poor sleep, red eyes and newly developed fever?

Get to ER now.: Hospital is close by. Go Now. Can be altitude effect and dehydration -- you are at 7, 000 ft. Son schooled there and I spent plenty of time there. Easy to dehydrate, especially for a young person with far less body weight than adult and with physical activity and sweating. Go, Go. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Baby is one year old fever is 105, 1 what to do to reduce it?

Baby is one year old fever is 105, 1 what to do to reduce it?

ER/Ped/UC: Give the baby 1 tsp of acetaminophen per 20 pounds of body weight and take the baby to an ER, pediatrician or urgent care center. A fever of 105 in that young a child needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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2 year old fever jumping up and down 103.2 to 101.8?

2 year old fever jumping up and down 103.2 to 101.8?

Go to The DOCTOR: A fever in a child should never be observed. A child this this kind of fever needs to be seen urgently. Please take your child to the doctor now. ...Read more

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2 year old, fever (around 101.5 axillary) saying ow and very cranky, refuses medication, what should I do? All he wants is to breastfeed

Pediatrician: With evidence of persistant pain, probably should be seen by the pediatrician. The fever while telling us there is an infection most likely, is not in and of itself dangerous unless we hit 105. ...Read more

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How can I bring one year old fever down besides using tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

How can I bring one year old fever down besides using tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

Infant fever: Alternatives to reducing fever in a one year old are a warm (not cold!) bath. The question is whether you need to treat a fever at all. If your child is not fussy or uncomfortable from the fever, you really don't need to treat it. The fever won't harm your child and won't have any affect on the course of the illness. Make sure, however, that your child has seen her doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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3 year old fever 102+ for two days sleeping all day and night can't stay awake. Is this a virus or emergency?

3 year old fever 102+ for two days sleeping all day and night can't stay awake. Is this a virus or emergency?

Urgent: Hi, the fever itself does not concern me, but you describe him as sleeping all day and night and can't stay awake, otherwise described as listless or lethargic. In that case he needs to be seen by a doctor to determine if he needs further tests or treatment. Call his doctor to find out where he should be taken to, today. ...Read more

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5 year old fever, 102, barely responding (101.4 after 3 hrs in meds) to children's Advil (ibuprofen) - should I wake him for a dose during the night?

5 year old fever, 102, barely responding (101.4 after 3 hrs in meds) to children's Advil (ibuprofen) - should I wake him for a dose during the night?

TAKE HIM TO ER NOW!!: A 5 yo with a temp that is high, not responding to meds and lethargic needs to be seen right now. Take him/her to the er now. ...Read more

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I'm 8 weeks pregnant & just caught parainfluenza from my 5-year old. Fever is below 38 C, but my sinuses are full & I cough alot. Should I be worried?

I'm 8 weeks pregnant & just caught parainfluenza from my 5-year old. Fever is below 38 C, but my sinuses are full & I cough alot. Should I be worried?

Shouldn't be: Although parainfluenza can cause respirstory problems, little in the way of any serious problems-just make sure you are well hydrated, avoid medications if possible ...Read more

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Female 11 year old fever + pain doctors tested her for some blood tests (ana) = negative anti ds DNA = 42.769 what we have to do?

Female 11 year old fever + pain doctors tested her for some blood tests (ana) = negative anti ds DNA = 42.769 what we have to do?

See details: You need to see a pediatric rheumatologist. Juvenile inflammatory arthritis needs to be ruled out. Speak with the doctor who ordered these tests. ...Read more

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Four year old fever at 103.5. Doctor said tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin back and forth but fever persist. How can I break/reduce this fever?

Four year old fever at 103.5. Doctor said tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin back and forth but fever persist. How can I break/reduce this fever?

Cool compresses: If the fever is only for one day, even that high, you can still observe him if he is well hydrated, not lethargic & has no other symptoms. Also you ned to make sure that he is getting the right dose of fever reducers & how often you give him the dose. It could be just due to viral illness. Your child's overall condition will help to decide as well. Speak to your Pediatrician. ...Read more

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2 year old, fever, white bumps on back throat, vomitting, mouth hurts, tongue red/taste buds swollen. Asks for water. What could this be? Been 2 doc.

2 year old, fever, white bumps on back throat, vomitting, mouth hurts, tongue red/taste buds swollen. Asks for water. What could this be? Been 2 doc.

Viral illness: Making him feel comfortable by giving him antipyretic such as tylenol (acetaminophen) and encouraging fluid intake would be all he needs. Be patient, viral illness generally runs a few days. ...Read more

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My boy 8 years old has a fever 36.8oc?

My boy 8 years old has a fever 36.8oc?

Firstly...: ...That's a normal temperature.

Secondly (and more importantly,) in the list of factors that tell us how sick the child is, height of fever is far less important than activity, mood, degree of pain and discomfort, presence or absence of vomiting, shortness of breath, intake of water and output of urine. ...Read more