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Fever For Over A Month
My 2 year old son has a fever of 38.4 after paracetamol and ibuprofen more than an hour ago. Has a cough for a couple of days and now vomiting as well?
About once a month I have ear aches and discharge from one ear at a time, lasting a few days in each ear. Going on for over a year now.
Otorrhea: Causes of ear discharge are many, and include the following: bacterial/viral/fungal infections of the canal or parotid gland, chronic middle ear infection with perforation, neoplasms or other masses, dermatitis, cholesteatoma, granulation tissue, mastoiditis, etc. In short, recurrent ear discharge should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist (ENT)! ...Read more
My daughter has had a blocked nose and cough for more than weeks now. tried over the counter meds, no improvement. now she has a fever?
Infection: She likely has an infection due to the fever. It maybe a uncomplicated respiratory infection either bacteria or viral, pneumonia, Tb, or allergies. The possibilities with the new onset fever point to getting her a doctor visit, complete exam, labs. Likely will need antibiotics directed at the source of the fever. Please get her medical attention soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter has had a cough for about a month, no other symptoms just a cough. She was sick but has gotten over her cold over a month. Is this normal?
Maybe: It is possible to catch another cold while recovering from a previous one especially during this season. There may be no cause for alarm if she has no fever or difficulty breathing or carrying on with normal activity. Should it persist in the next 2 weeks, i recommend seeing a doctor. ...Read more
Need more info: It sounds as if she may have a viral illness, but cannot diagnose without seeing, obtaining a history and performing physical exam. If she continues worsening or has other new symptoms it might be advisable to have her seen by family doctor. ...Read more
My 13 month old son had a fever for 3 days and now 2 days after the fever broke has a rash all over. Is this just a reaction to the fever?
Likely roseola: Roseola is a common viral illness of childhood..Often causes high fever with not much else, usually for 3-5 days, then the rash appears and fever disappears. The rash is typically pinkish tiny dots underneath the skin, usually not bothersome to the child. If it is not bothering him, let it be. It will go away in dew days. If having severe symptoms, consult doc...Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Four year old has had a runny nose and cough all week, now has fever. Was already on an antibiotic with a cough for two weeks prior.
My 3year old has a cough for a few days, but all of a sudden developed a 103 fever and even threw up. Is this a cold?
My daughter is 4 months old and has been on antibiotics for over a week for and ear infection and has been running a fever. Should i be worried?
Fever: If the fever has been persistent the entire time that she's been on antibiotics then she really must be re-evaluated by her doctor. If the fever initially went away but now she has a new fever it could be a new illness not effected by the antibiotics (viral) - either case, given her young age, I highly recommend another visit to the pediatrician's office ASAP. ...Read more
My 3 yr old has a 'barky' cough, very white tongue over the back half, runny nose and has had a fever on and off for a few days. Should i see a doc?
Yes: Your description sounds like an infection. Barky coughs are generally part of a croup type illness which involve the vocal cords and just below that area. Other infections can cause similar symptoms. As this is part of the airway, breathing problems can happen. The white tongue may be a yeast infection or thrush. Treat her fever and make sure she is taking fluids and have her assessed. ...Read more
My 4 month old has had a low fever and cold for a few days but it's 102 now. Should we consider e.R.?
My daughter has been getting sick every month for the last nine months with a high fever and a sore throat. Could this be a chronic disease?
Definitely yes: I hope you have at least taken her to the doctor. If not, please do so. ...Read more
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