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Children With Changuinola Fever
Depends...: Fever of unknown origin is typically diagnosed after a fever of 4-6 weeks without any discernable cause; however, the grade of fever is an important characteristic. Most febrile illnesses last no more than 1-2 weeks; so you should have the child examined by his/her pediatrician to help discern the cause and prescribe treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
100.4 R : Most will consider the core temperature (rectal) the most accurate reflection of real body temperature. At 100.4 r, it has moved outside the accepted range for normal. ...Read more
My children had fever for 24 hrs and then down to low body temp..This has been happening for 5 days..Temps go between 95.9-97.8 what could cause this?
Fever: Your child may be fighting off a virus or other mild infection. If the fever is over 101, your child is contagious until it stays below 101 for 24 hours. 98.6 is an average body temperature (which means that there is a range of normal temps). If he is acting fine, you can usually just observe and see if he has any other symptoms. A virus will usually run its course in 7-10 days. ...Read more
Behavior/vulnerablty: Newborns have passive protection from their mother against many common viruses but this fades by 3-5 months.After that point, they will experience on average 5-7 respiratory and 1-3 diarrheal illnesses/yr to age 5. As the do they build protective antibodies against similar germs. They are also very oral, touching their mouth with contaminated fingers often.Wash hands often, it improves with age. ...Read more
Complex of symptoms: Flushed appear. , feeling hot to touch , dry skin&mouth , eyes sunken from dehydration , fast heartrate , excess sweating, coated tongue, irritability, listlessness( not very active, avoiding disturbance and tend to be calmer) than usual , fatigued easily, less appetite, retching, vomiting, c/o body pains /pain anywhere in the body like throat , ear based on location of infn/inflamm, delirious sometimes ...Read more
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