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What Causes Recurring Fevers In Children
Recurrent tinea: The most common cause of recurring ringworm is not using the topical medication long enough (it should be applied at least 3 days after the lesion is no longer visible). Another consideration would be re-exposure from a source such as playmate or pet. When the treatment becomes difficult with topical medications, oral antifungals may be indicated. They are available by prescription only. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Increase metabolism: Fever is a created by the increase in metabolism used to fight infection. The increase drives up the heart rate (more blood carrying immune factors &white cells around), increases respiratory rate (adding more oxygen to the effort). Germs whether virus or bacteria don't generally reproduce as fast when the body gets hot.This response probably developed over time as those capable of fever did better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pyelonephritis: An infection of the kidney (pyelonephritis) results in severe back pain, high fever and nausea/vomiting. Unlike an infection only involving the bladder, the ascension of bacteria into the kidney is a dangerous event. In children it should raise the possibility of an abnormality of the urinary system. Congenital obstruction or urinary reflux are the most common causes. Surgery may be necessary. ...Read more
Trauma, dryness: Nosebleeds are often caused simply by dryness of the nose, sometimes compounded by trauma (nose picking), prominent blood vessels along the nasal septum, a deviated nasal septum, and / or infection. In boys, a particular type of (rare) tumor, juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma, causes bleeding. Initial preventive measures for bleeding include avoiding trauma and moisturizing. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Mostly infection: Very rare infection of epiglottis, flap of elastic cartilage tissue covered with mucous membrane, attached to the entrance of the larynx, blocking entrance of food into airway when swallowing. Since vaccination for hemophilus influenza even rarer.Most common organism causing epiglottitis now is streptococcus pneumoniae. Other organisms include parainfluenzae, varicella-zoster, herpes simplex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
New agents: New babies are pretected to some degree from the types of viruses the mom developed immunity to in her lifetime. This immunity is transient & passes thru the placenta during pregnancy.It lasts for a few months in most infants.Premis don't get as much as full term babies. If mom never had & developed immunity to a virus, baby will be susceptable. ...Read more
Anything: 2 year olds are frequently getting infected with viruses, usually from family or playmates. They have not yet developed immune responses to many of the organisms (germs) they encounter, but as they develop antibodies these episodes are likely to become less and less frequent. This may continue until usually about age 5, but varies with the child. ...Read more
Genetics/external fr: There is ample evidence that true asthma is genetically linked to the issues of allergy & eczema & frequency is higher when one or both parents are affected. Lower respiratory tract viruses often trigger both infectious wheezing & that of true asthma early on with infectious wheezing subsiding after 3-4y. Allergies often co-exist but less than 5% of events are allergy driven alone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Tick borne relapsing fever and louse borne relapsing fever are caused by spirochetes, a type of bacteria. There are many other causes of recurring fevers due to infectious and non-infectious diseases. Anyone having unexplained recurring fevers should see their doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually a virus: Ear infections are really common in kids and usually what happens is your little one gets a common cold virus which causes mucous and nasal congestion. This leads to mucous and inflammation in their tiny inner ear canals. This can cause pain, irritability and fevers. Sometimes bacteria grow in this area too and can also cause ear infections. Breastfeeding can sometimes prevent them! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes infection granulars in the ear,low grade fever,vomiting,poor appetite,stomach pain, 6 year old female? Can give more history if needed.
Streptococcus: The symptoms you present arre very suggestive of a streptococcal infection, probably tonsillar (which frequently may be felt in the ear (or radiate to the ear) by virtue of the location of tonsils. It is common in young children and can cause the symptoms you report. A good culture ( no rapid strep test: my experience has been poor in the past using such simple testing) appropriate antibiotic ...Read more
Viral/Bacterial: Cardiac infections can be viral(bad luck) & bacterial coming from another infection sending bacteria into blood stream (sepsis). IV drug users inject bacteria directly into blood. Even skin infections can become sepsis. But any pneumonia, GI infection(diverticulitis) AsWellAs procedures that enter blood stream like IV site. Never ignore infection, antibiotics can freq prevent this complication. ...Read more
Can't stop the bleed: The most common reason for nosebleeds in children is dryness in the nose. Dryness can be due to dry heat in the home or changes in weather. You may try putting a nasal saline gel inside the nose to keep the nose lubricated and moist. If the nose continues to bleed, you may need to see an ear, nose, throat doctor to cauterize the blood vessel which is bleeding and may be close to the surface. ...Read more
Genes + environment: To develop an allergy, you need a genetic predisposition. For example, children at highest risk of developing allergic asthma are those whose parents have asthma. Also necessary is multiple exposures to the allergen. The strongest predictor of developing allergies in the future is having allergic disease now (for example, a child with eczema has increased chance of developing asthma). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Viruses: Viruses are the most common cause of gastric problems in children. Followed by viruses. Followed by viruses. Rare diseases occur rarely. Common diseases occur commonly. Duration of illness and impact on weight gain are the two major factors that determine the need to investigate further. ...Read more
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