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My five year old daughter has had a cough and fever for four days now, but only at night time. Should she a physician or allow to run it's course?

My five year old daughter has had a cough and fever for four days now, but only at night time. Should she  a physician or allow to run it's course?

Suggestions: Most viral illnesses resolve by day 10. If there is a fever for more than 2-3 days, I would suggest seeing your physician. The head of the bed can be at an angle of 30 degrees and nasal saline will help decrease post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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I have had a 100.0 fever for four days now, my throat is swollen, and it extremely hurts to swallow, even after taking ibuprofen. There is significant white exudate on both tonsils. I've been having night sweats for 11 days. ?

I have had a 100.0 fever for four days now, my throat is swollen, and it extremely hurts to swallow, even after taking ibuprofen. There is significant white exudate on both tonsils. I've been having night sweats for 11 days. ?

Seeing a : Healthcare provider to properly examine and treat your pharyngitis would be the wisest thing to do. At this stage it is very likely a bacterial infection, with the night sweats possibly an indication for hospital visit due to higher probability of septicemia (bacterial infection of the blood). I would not wait, go to the ED to get proper care. ...Read more

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My four year old has had a fever every afternoon for the past 5 days--what is wrong?

My four year old has had a fever every afternoon for the past 5 days--what is wrong?

Define fever: The normal variation in temperature follows a predictable pattern.Usually it is at its lowest around 4-6am and its highest at 4-6pm. (about a degree below or above average)if the kid's temp does not exceed 100, i wouldn't consider it fever.If it is >102 but present only in the afternoon with no other symptoms, it is likely something minor (viral) that should end in a day or two.If worried get seen. ...Read more

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What could cause an 8 month old to have a fever (101 F) for four days?

What could cause an 8 month old to have a fever (101 F) for four days?

Several things: It could be as simple as a cold, but may be something else.If the kid is feeding well and wetting diapers you can watch it at home.If not, a visit to his/her doc would be in order. ...Read more

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What could cause an 8 month old to have a fever (101 F) for four days?

What could cause an 8 month old to have a fever (101 F) for four days?

Infection: Fever in children is usually caused by infections, the majority of which are viral and self limiting. ...Read more

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My four year old daughter has had n/v/d x 5 days. She seems to be getting better but symptoms are still present. No fever. Should i be concerned?

My four year old daughter has had n/v/d x 5 days. She seems to be getting better but symptoms are still present. No fever. Should i be concerned?

Depends: Attention should be paid to signs of dehydration, e.g., decreased urine output. As long as she tolerates fluid well and remain free of significant abdominal pain, she should be ok. ...Read more

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I have influenza and still running fever it has been five days and I am suppose to go back to work tuesday will it be okay?

I have influenza and still running fever it has been five days and I am suppose to go back to work tuesday will it be okay?

Yes: Influenza can cause fever, chills and aches for a solid week. Generally best to not return to work until fever free for a day. If fevers going up or otherwise feeling worse, could be getting bronchitis, pneumonia or other infection on top of the flu. ...Read more

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