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Unexplained fever in 2 year old for 2 days. See doctor or wait another day?

Unexplained fever in 2 year old for 2 days. See doctor or wait another day?

What else?: How is the baby otherwise. Fussy, picking at ears, not eating, complaining of localized pains, coughing, vomiting, diarrhea. If just mild fever, watch them carefully. If your concerns about their welfare increase, have them seen by doctor. ...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


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My 2 year old has had congestion and a fever for 4 days. Two doctors visitors and strep and flu tests were negative. What can we give him?

My 2 year old has had congestion and a fever for 4 days. Two doctors visitors and strep and flu tests were negative. What can we give him?

Follow your doc's..: advice.For viral illnesses there is very little that we can do besides "supportive care".Make sure that they are staying hydrated. Saline nasal spray to aide in thinning nasal secretions,treat fever as needed.The congestion will last 10 -14 days the cough somewhat longer (although progressively getting better).If your child is still having fever after the 5th day (greater than 100.4)go back to doc ...Read more

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My 2 year old is having neck pain, and fever is having chills, and she is really lethargic. Should i take her to a doctor or wait it out?

My 2 year old is having neck pain, and fever is having chills, and she is really lethargic. Should i take her to a doctor or wait it out?

If your daughter has: A stiff neck & is truly lethargic (not just listless), is not taking fluids well & has fever & chills, by all means go to a pediatric er ( not a quick-care clinic) now, as these may be signs & symptoms of meningitis. ...Read more

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Hi, my two year old (30 lb) daughter went to the doctor for a fever of 104.6. She was prescribed liquid ammoxicillan 50mg/ml dosed at two ML 2x/day. Is this dose right?

Hi, my two year old (30 lb) daughter went to the doctor for a fever of 104.6. She was prescribed liquid ammoxicillan 50mg/ml dosed at two ML 2x/day. Is this dose right?

For what ????: Antibiotics including amoxicillin are usually dosed by weight and condition. A bladder infection would be dosed lower than an ear infection.That said, I cannot remember ever using a dose that low for anything. My usual for an ear infection at her weight would be 600 mg twice a day,a bladder infection 350 mg twice a day. ...Read more

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When should a two year old be taken to the doctor for a fever?

When should a two year old be taken to the doctor for a fever?

Comfort/ observation: The average 2yo with fever ; cough has a mild self limited illness. Comfort meds/fluids/ simple digestible foods and a preservation of normal routine will help keep things as simple ; allow recovery of minor pbs. If you observe a decline in activity/fluid intake etc a call to the service is in order. Fixed fever over 102 for more than 12 hours is usually a sign a visit may be needed. ...Read more

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Should i take my two year old to the doc if he has yellowish green snot? No fever, and he has been sleeping through the night, occasional dry cough

Should i take my two year old to the doc if he has yellowish green snot? No fever, and he has been sleeping through the night, occasional dry cough

Cough: The most common diagnosis, given the symptoms you describe, is a viral illness. These often make a child uncomfortable, but are ultimately harmless. However, if the symptoms persist for more than a few days, even if he is comfortable, it's worth a look by your doctor. Additionally, if anything else changes (ie: fever, decreased appetite, irritability, unable to sleep at night), have him checked. ...Read more

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Should i take my 2 year old to the doctor if shes been running a fever of 103 the past 2 days?

Should i take my 2 year old to the doctor if shes been running a fever of 103 the past 2 days?

FEVER: At this age common cause is viral; associated symptoms: runny nose, cough, malaise, refusal to eat, some headache, body ache, etc. If these are not there, look for any burning urine (possible uti). Too much headache, vomiting or any worsening- will need immediate medical attention. Make sure she drinks enough fluid, give acetaminophen/tylenol 160 mg every four hour for fever 101 or above. ...Read more

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A 2 year old has fever for 7 days and was taken to the doctor on Thursday. The spleen was enlarged. All the labs were done and liver enzymes, bilirubin and WBC were high. The follow up is today and the spleen has returned to normal. The labs have to be re

A 2 year old has fever for 7 days and was taken to the doctor on Thursday. The spleen was enlarged. All the labs were done and liver enzymes, bilirubin and WBC were high. The follow up is today and the spleen has returned to normal. The labs have to be re

Yes but...: What was the predominant type of WBC present? Serial wbc's can give us reassurance that we are dealing with a virus, but there are still other more serious problems that need to be ruled out. Like hepatitis, sickle cell with crisis, even neoplastic processes. Please stay in touch with your doctor. ...Read more

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When does a 1 1/2 year old need to go to the doctor for a fever?

When does a 1 1/2 year old need to go to the doctor for a fever?

Fever: Fever is a sign of infection and children have frequent viral infections especially during cold and flu season. If the child's activity and appetite are normal and there are no other symptoms such as rash, vomiting, diarrhea, stiff neck or severe pain you can treat fever for 3 to 4 days with anti fever medications and increased fluids. The child should be seen if fever lasts longer than this. ...Read more

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My 2 year old daughter woke up w/ a small fever & what looks like slapped cheek rash on her cheeks. What else could it be? Should I take her to doc?

My 2 year old daughter woke up w/ a small fever & what looks like slapped cheek rash on her cheeks. What else could it be? Should I take her to doc?

Ok to watch at home: If your daughter is active and eating breakfast and otherwise seems okay to you, usually you can watch her at home. Low grade fever is common in children, as is rash. If the fever lasts more than 72 hours, or she is acting ill, it's a good idea to have her see her pediatrician. Hope she feels better! ...Read more

Dr. Maria Curfman
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Unexplained Fever (Definition)

Unexplained fever is a fever that lasts for days or weeks, beyond the normal length of time for a typical ...Read more