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Can allergies in a four year old cause fever? Complains of sore throat, but throat not red or splotchy. Lots of clear discharge from nose. Dry unproductive cough. Fever of 99 to 101. Listless, wants to sleep a lot. Symptoms since yesterday morning

Can allergies in a four year old cause fever? Complains of sore throat, but throat not red or splotchy. Lots of clear discharge from nose. Dry unproductive cough. Fever of 99 to 101. Listless, wants to sleep a lot. Symptoms since yesterday morning

In : In a situation like this the child should be evaluated by his/her pediatrician. Strep throat needs to be ruled out. To answer your question, allergies do not cause fever. More common causes of fever in children with the above symptoms are URI (upper respiratory infections, otitis media aka ear infections, and like i said strep throat. If her symptoms have resolved or are resolving she does not need to follow up. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Todd Zimmerman
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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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Lung cancer metasised to the liver stage 4 suffering from stomach pains fever lethargy severe constipation given prognosis less than a year 3 months ago what am I also to expect before the end is near?

Lung cancer metasised to the liver stage 4 suffering from stomach pains fever lethargy severe constipation given prognosis less than a year 3 months ago what am I also to expect before the end is near?

Can vary: If the tumor in the liver is progressing, that can cause severe pain but can also eventually cause liver failure and increasingly more lethargy and eventually coma which can be a "god-send" if there is no hope of improving your situation. In a coma, you will likely feel little pain or feel much of anything at all. If liver pain is a large problem, several high doses of radiation therapy may help. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between my 15 mo old being tired from being up a lot last night and lethargy since he has a fever?

How can I tell the difference between my 15 mo old being tired from being up a lot last night and lethargy since he has a fever?

Sick child: Whether it's from sleep deprivation or from fever the primary questions are the same: Is my child getting enough fluids to stay hydrated? Is my child responding appropriately? Are they making wet diapers? … when in doubt, call your pediatrician and get your baby evaluated. ...Read more

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My 13 month old son has a fever of 101.5 and has been irritable at times, decreased appetite, lethargy, less alert, and is sleeping more than usual?

My 13 month old son has a fever of 101.5 and has been irritable at times, decreased appetite, lethargy, less alert, and is sleeping more than usual?

Acute febrile illnes: Your child has a febrile illness. If he was active, alert and normal looking you could wait it out. Since he is not, you need to have him examined and sometimes tested to determine the cause and treatment. I would call your child's doctor and have him evaluated. ...Read more

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Days ago I woke up to find my healthy 4 month old very lethargy, and running a high fever?

Days ago I woke up to find my healthy 4 month old very lethargy, and running a high fever?

See your doctor: A four month old infant may not give you many clues as to why they are sick. If they are running a fever and lethargic as you indicate, they need to be seen as soon as possible. ...Read more

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13 yr old fever 99-104. Now 3rd day.Nodes seem nml. Tylenol (acetaminophen) & motrin every 4 hours @ diff times.Fluids & eating nml.No ams/lethargy. Any ideas?

13 yr old fever 99-104. Now 3rd day.Nodes seem nml. Tylenol (acetaminophen) & motrin every 4 hours @ diff times.Fluids & eating nml.No ams/lethargy. Any ideas?

Consult your doctor: I recommend that you visit a healthcare professional as soon as possible especially with the fever being as high as 104 deg f. Wishing you'all the very best. ...Read more

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Son is 7. Kawasakis two years ago. No cardiac issues. Vomiting, lethargy, fever 101 day and a half. Er said ear was red. Sick for a week before fever lattice rash CBC ly%12.8 ne#7.3 hgb 13.7 hct40.4 ?

Son is 7.  Kawasakis two years ago. No cardiac issues. Vomiting, lethargy, fever 101 day and a half. Er said ear was red. Sick for a week before fever lattice rash CBC ly%12.8 ne#7.3 hgb 13.7 hct40.4 ?

Needs a follow up.: Ears are often red under those circumstances-a febrile child, who is likely uncomfortable. Typically, he would have a virus. It typically wouldn't have anything to do with kawasaki's. He should see his doctor to figure out if he actually needs augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Certainly, if he doesn't feel well, he needs follow up. ...Read more

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My 2yr old has had a runny nose x3days... The drainage is clear. Doctor says viral. Now he has fever/sore throat/vomiting/lethargy. Is it bacterial?

My 2yr old has had a runny nose x3days... The drainage is clear. Doctor says viral. Now he has fever/sore throat/vomiting/lethargy.  Is it bacterial?

Probably not: Clear mucus is not a typical finding in bacterial infection. The symptoms are more suggestive of a viral illness. If the fever persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you have the flu, without any cold, cough, or congestion symptoms? I have chills, fever, listlessness, no energy. It started with vomiting, but none since.

Can you have the flu, without any cold, cough, or congestion
symptoms? I have chills, fever, listlessness, no energy. It started with vomiting, but none since.

The : The most common symptoms of flu according to the center for disease control are: -fever (usually high) -headache -nausea, vomiting or diarrhea -fatigue -sore throat -runny nose or congestion -cough -body aches unfortunately, it is difficult to diagnose the flu based on symptoms alone since many other illnesses can cause similar symptoms. Most viral illnesses start to improve after 3-4 days. If you are not staring to feel better in this time frame, you should give your doctor a call for an appointment. Good luck! ...Read more

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


Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more