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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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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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


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My daughter (4.5 year old) has high fever (39 Celsius) for over two days. At night its 36.6. No other symptoms. We are far away from any medical care?

My daughter (4.5 year old) has high fever (39 Celsius) for over two days. At night its 36.6. No other symptoms. We are far away from any medical care?

Viral illness likely: Depending upon the exposure to germs, or other infectious agents, your daughter probably has a more common viral illness, causing the fever to wax and wane during the day and night. No need to shorten your sojourn unless she develops alarming signs such as a petechial rash, drowsiness, inabilty to drink fluids or vomiting. ...Read more

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5 year old son running fever (38 -39.8) for last 12 hrs. No other symptom. Giving him panadol (acetaminophen) every 6hrs. Temp hasn't gone to normal still.?

5 year old son running fever (38 -39.8) for last 12 hrs. No other symptom. Giving him panadol (acetaminophen) every 6hrs. Temp hasn't gone to normal still.?

Don't worry: Fever is a normal part of your son's immune response. As long as he is eating, drinking and looking good do not worry. Give it a little more time. On the other hand, if he develops symptoms have him see his doctor. ...Read more

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Our 5 year old has a fever and headache and body aches. Can this be flu or do all flus include cold symptoms?

Our 5 year old has a fever and headache and body aches. Can this be flu or do all flus include cold symptoms?

Too early for flu: If this is been going on for more than 24 hours and he is not taking good fluids, he should be seen right away. How bad is his headache? If he is vomiting because of a headache or has any problems with his vision or a rash or if he's not making sense, please take them to the emergency room right away ...Read more

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My 5 year old daughter suffers frm rhinitis allergy (all symptoms indicates so) but soon follows high fever (102-103).What could be the possible cause?

My 5 year old daughter suffers frm rhinitis allergy (all symptoms indicates so) but soon follows high fever (102-103).What could be the possible cause?

Viral Illness: Your daughter has a diagnosis of 'allergic rhinitis'. Symptoms: sneezing, itchy nose with rubbing, watery/mucosy drainage, narrowed nasal passage with swelling/boggy, pale inside. Nasal steroid usually given by pediatrician. 102-103 f is moderate, not high, probably due to new viral infection. If fever continues more than 10-15 days with yellow, thick drainage, see her doc. To rule out sinusitis. ...Read more

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My 5 year old daughter has a high fever, stomache ache and head ache About 2 months ago, she had the exact same symptoms.

My 5 year old daughter has a high fever, stomache ache and head ache About 2 months ago, she had the exact same symptoms.

Hard to correlate: There are many causes for it. One that comes up commonly if Streptococcal throat infection presenting as abdominal pain and fever. Early gastritis can present in this manner. Sinusitis viral illnesses can look like this too. It is best to have her assessed by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 3.5 year old daughter had 104 fever. She didn't complain about other symptoms. Fever went away with tylenol came back at 3am but she woke up with no fever. @4pm she had 101 iwhen measured in her buttocks and 98! under her armpit, any thoughts what's

My 3.5 year old daughter had 104 fever. She didn't complain about other symptoms. Fever went away with tylenol came back at 3am but she woke up with no fever. @4pm she had 101 iwhen measured in her buttocks and 98! under her armpit, any thoughts what's

Best temp is rectal: The most accurate temp is rectal especially for kids under two. We consider a temp above 100.5 and advise to give tyleno for temps over 101 and adivil. Etc above 102.5. A child with any fever that is not acting well should seek medical attention asap. I would generally call the doctor for a temp above 103 if the fever doesn't respond to meds or the child doesn't look well. When in doubt call. ...Read more

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My 5 year old had a really bad ear ache. He has had a cold so this followed. I treated the symptoms and he finally slept a little last night. He woke up this morning with the ear ache but not as bad. He wants to sleep and is not hungry. No fever...

My 5 year old had a really bad ear ache. He has had a cold so this followed. I treated the symptoms and he finally slept a little last night. He woke up this morning with the ear ache but not as bad. He wants to sleep and is not hungry. No fever...

Ear Pain: It is likely this is an ear infection. Most physicians feel that treating the pain is the primary goal. This may include antibiotics, although the major cause in viral. The follow up care is important. Have his ear examined to make sure the infection/fluid is resolving to prevent hearing loss. All the best. ...Read more

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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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Ok so I have the influenza B virus had flu shot so has my 5 year old so if she did contract it would symptoms be milder?

Ok so I have the influenza B virus had flu shot so has my 5 year old so if she did contract it would symptoms be milder?

MAYBE: Every year a number of flu strains circle the globe and various sites keep track and report their activity. Vaccine makers pick 3-4 strains in early spring to put in the fall shot, based on those with the most activity. Too many strains would weaken the individual strength against each strain. With luck, the vaccine will boost general flu immunity enough to make it mild for those who get it anyway ...Read more

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A 5 year old has been randomly vomiting since october 2nd with no flu or cold symptoms. The child gets red eyes and had hives and bruising under the skin. We went to the e.R. But are not satisfied. Opinions?

A 5 year old has been randomly vomiting since october 2nd with no flu or cold symptoms. The child gets red eyes and had hives and bruising under the skin. We went to the e.R. But are not satisfied. Opinions?

See a doctor: Problems like this can be quite complex--you should take your child to a pediatrician. The er is a great place for emergencies, but this is a more complicated problem and needs the attention and care of your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is a heart rate of 140-150 an acceptable heart rate for a 5 year old with a fever of 102.5 and cough? He's taken mucinex and albuterol 2 hrs ago.

Is a heart rate of 140-150 an acceptable heart rate for a 5 year old with a fever of 102.5 and cough? He's taken mucinex and albuterol 2 hrs ago.

Yes: Expect an increase of 10-15 BPM for every increase in 1 degree Fahrenheit from normal. Albuterol will also increase the heart rate by a significant amount as long as it is in his system. The numbers you list are well within the expected and well tolerated at his age. ...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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5 year old with trunk rash, then spread to extremities, now fever and vomiting?

5 year old with trunk rash, then spread to extremities, now fever and vomiting?

Rash and fever: Developing a fever accompanied by vomiting is concerning. I recommend to have your child checked by his pediatrician asap or go to the ed. ...Read more

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5 year old with frequent urination and accidents x 4 days. No pain, no fever. Urine culture negative. Sugar also tested in urine and was ok. What could cause frequent urination with negative urinalysis?

5 year old with frequent urination and accidents x 4 days. No pain, no fever. Urine culture negative. Sugar also tested in urine and was ok. What could cause frequent urination with negative urinalysis?

Frequent urination: In a child with negative bacterial culture is often related to anxiety or other emotional reasons. It can also be seen with stool holding and constipation, or related to chemical irritation from food dyes or viral infection. Sometimes medications such as albuterol can cause temporary bladder specificity. ...Read more

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5 year old with itchy toes that lasted 6 days so far since high fever broke. Now says feet and genitals itch and cries. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and cream doesn't work?

5 year old with itchy toes that lasted 6 days so far since high fever broke. Now says feet and genitals itch and cries. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and cream doesn't work?

Call pediatrician: Call the child's pediatrician and stop trying to self treat. I cannot understand how you can expect a doctor on the internet who cannot examine the child to give you specific advice. ...Read more

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5-year old with a low grade fever between 101 and 102 for 2 days. Cough. Healthy appetite. No complaints in terms of throat, etc. Should we continue to treat with Children's Tylenol (acetaminophen) or see Doctor?

5-year old with a low grade fever between 101 and 102 for 2 days. Cough. Healthy appetite. No complaints in terms of throat, etc. Should we continue to treat with Children's Tylenol (acetaminophen) or see Doctor?

Give another day: Most likely the child has an upper respiratory viral infection, which resolved in 5-7 days with symptomatic treatment only like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin. If fevers persists beyond a week, child should be examined for any secondary bacterial infection which generally needs antibiotics. ...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 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