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Our 6 year old has a fever for 5 days now with headache and body aches. Is a fever of 102 for 5 days unusual?

Our 6 year old has a fever for 5 days now with headache and body aches. Is a fever of 102 for 5 days unusual?

Needs Exam: It does sound like the flu. Could be a summer enterovirus, or possibly even influenza, it is now November. Push fluids, motrin as needed for headache and body aches. If she has fever in the morning, bring her in for an exam by your pediatrician. After five days, we want to consider alternative diagnoses. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Listlessness (Definition)

Means something like unanimated, having poor energy and feeling apathetic. For example if it is a very hot day and you are tired and don't feel you have the energy to do things, you might say that you are feeling listless. In mental health, having a strong sense of listlessness not related to hot weather, etc., can indicate a sense of hopelessness, ...Read more


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My 5 year old daughter has rapid breathing , fever cough and vomiting. Is it normal for her to be breathing rapid shallow breaths with a fever?

My 5 year old daughter has rapid breathing , fever cough and vomiting. Is it normal for her to be breathing rapid shallow breaths with a fever?

Yes: It sounds like your daughter has a viral infection. Rapid breathing is common with fevers- as long as she's not short of breath or wheezing much this is likely not serious. You could give tylenol (acetaminophen) for the fever, but fever is how the body fights infection so if she is not in pain & the fever's below 104 might let it run its course. Important to keep her hydrated so please give fluids.See my comment:. ...Read more

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Can teething cause runny nose, mild fever and lost of appetite? Child is 19 months old

Can teething cause runny nose, mild fever and lost of appetite? Child is 19 months old

Perhaps: Although there's no evidence that teething causes fever, fevers of less than 100 degrees have been reported. If upper teeth trying to erupt vagus nerve stimulation can result in runny nose. As to appetite, would you want to eat if your teeth were sore? Please see Pediatric Dental Specialist (1st Dental exam Age 1). See Pediatrician to check for cold/virus. You must see both. ...Read more

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My 6 year old son has been complaining or a sore throat, headache and body aches. Ne fever present. Eating and drinking normally. Monitor or e.R.?

My 6 year old son has been complaining or a sore throat, headache and body aches. Ne fever present. Eating and drinking normally. Monitor or e.R.?

Difficult to know: If your son is a normal healthy child, then these symptoms are likely caused by a viral infection and you can monitor him at home. If, however, he has any underlying chronic disease, you should probably call his doctor and discuss it with him or her. ...Read more

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4 yr old phlegmy cough, runny nose for 5 days. On day 6 low grade fever decreased appetite, then vomiting. Acts normal all day?

4 yr old phlegmy cough, runny nose for 5 days.  On day 6 low grade fever decreased appetite, then vomiting.  Acts normal all day?

Viral : Runny nose and phlegmy cough are irritating the back of his throat causing him to vomit out the mucus after a coughing spell and decreased his appetite. Need plenty of fluids , rest and give him a combination of decongestant , histamine/cough medicine eg pediacare , robitussin, (guaifenesin) brand. If no better or worsening condition, take your child to the doctor. ...Read more

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22 mo old daughter with sudden fever of 102. No symptoms other than body aches and excessive gas. Fever lasted less than 24hrs. Still has gas. ?

22 mo old daughter with sudden fever of 102. No symptoms other than body aches and excessive gas. Fever lasted less than 24hrs. Still has gas. ?

Fever and flatus: Flatus (gas) is caused by all kinds of things the most likely of which is swallowed air due to excessive crying. Give this time and as long as she is having no other issues, let this resolve on its own. There is really not much else that can and needs to be done unless there is something else going on that you have not mentioned. ...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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2 yr old son woke up in middle of night vomiting and complaining of pain in left eye. no other symptoms. Virus? Migraine? Cause for serious concern?

2 yr old son woke up in middle of night vomiting and complaining of pain in left eye. no other symptoms. Virus? Migraine? Cause for serious concern?

Vomiting...: Waking up vomiting at night wouldn't normally concern me; however, with the complaint of eye pain (? headache) associated with this episode, I would contact his pediatrician in the morning and be seen. May just be a virus (usually is!) but pain in the head that wakes you up at night and is associated with vomiting at least deserves an exam by his pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why is my autistic 5 year old son (non-verbal), all of a sudden speaking, interacting and following simple commands? He has a cold, low grade fever.

Why is my autistic 5 year old son (non-verbal), all of a sudden speaking, interacting and following simple commands? He has a cold, low grade fever.

Multiple reasons: The best reason would be a developmental leap in functioning. That would be great, and you could keep doing what you're doing from a behavioral standpoint. Occasionally an alteration like casein removal can cause temporary advancement, but that disappears after a few months. This may hint at a metabolic issue if illness helps in advancement. Make sure you've seen a geneticist and metabolic expert. ...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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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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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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5 years old son complaining of bad headache, stomach pain and low grade fever?

5 years old son complaining of bad headache, stomach pain and low grade fever?

Infection: Sounds like infection of some type.Often symptoms of a throat infection.Hydrate, keep comfortable and if terribly uncomfortable, check with your doctor.Otherwise the symptoms are too vague to pin down any further. ...Read more

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My son 13 yr old suddenly develop hematouria without any prior and present symptoms like pain fever etc. Practising for sports day for past one month?

My son 13 yr old suddenly develop hematouria without any prior and present symptoms like pain fever etc. Practising for sports day for past one month?

benign hematuria: Benign hematuria exists frequently in adolescence, but hematuria must always be investigated to be sure nothing serious is occurring. ...Read more

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8 yr old son. No fever, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, and headache throughout the day. Complaining of burning eyes.

8 yr old son. No fever, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, and headache throughout the day. Complaining of burning eyes.

Have him : Checked anyway. He could have allergy related headaches or sinus infection. Burning of his eyes could possibly come from him rubbing it so much from severe itching due to his allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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My daughter age 5 has these symptoms Cough, stuffy nose and vomiting?

My daughter age 5 has these symptoms Cough, stuffy nose and vomiting?

Viral syndrome: Your child likely has a viral infection which may develop a secondary bacterial sinusitis or bronchitis. Keep her warm and well hydrated. May use OTC flu symptom relief; however, I would recommend consulting her pediatrician for a definitive evaluation and treatment, especially if symptoms do not improve significantly in 24 hours. ...Read more

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My 5 y/o son has a fever of 103.7, 45 minutes after children's ibuprofen (150mg dose), and a deep, persistent, non-productive and clear nasal drainage.

My 5 y/o son has a fever of 103.7, 45 minutes after children's ibuprofen (150mg dose), and a deep, persistent, non-productive and clear nasal drainage.

Have him see pediatr: Children of this age often run high fevers with minor infections. Without knowing all his symptoms and being able to examine him, however, the best advice i could give you is to have him seen by a pediatrician. They are exceptionally good at assessing these problems. ...Read more

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