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Doctor insights on: What Causes Recurring Fevers In Children

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What could cause reoccurring fevers with no other symptoms?

What could cause reoccurring fevers with no other symptoms?

Periodic fevers: There are conditions where a fever may occur on a regular basis time wise-called periodic fever syndromes. These are complicated and you should discuss these with the pediatrician.

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My children had fever for 24 hrs and then down to low body temp. This has been happening for 5 days. Temps go between 95.9-97.8 what could cause this?

My children had fever for 24 hrs and then down to low body temp. This has been happening for 5 days. Temps go between 95.9-97.8 what could cause this?

Fever: Your child may be fighting off a virus or other mild infection. If the fever is over 101, your child is contagious until it stays below 101 for 24 hours. 98.6 is an average body temperature (which means that there is a range of normal temps). If he is acting fine, you can usually just observe and see if he has any other symptoms. A virus will usually run its course in 7-10 days.

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Can fevers cause seizures in children?

Can fevers cause seizures in children?

Yes: Febrile seizures occur if their is rapid rise of fever, in some kids.

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What causes a rash in children after an episode of fever?

What causes a rash in children after an episode of fever?

Usually viruses: It is not uncommon with several viruses for rashes to appear sometimes during the illness sometimes when the fever ends. If there is any question consult your pediatrician.

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I really want to know the causes of a fever. How do children of the age of 12 get fevers at 38.9 degrees. How do you get rid of it?

I really want to know the causes of a fever. How do children of the age of 12 get fevers at 38.9 degrees. How do you get rid of it?

Fever- see doc?: When to see a doctor when your child has a fever? Depends on the age and how the child is doing: http://www.parenting.com/health-guide/fever/when-call-doctor

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Can a swollen gum cause fever in children?

Can a swollen gum cause fever in children?

Yes: Swollen gums is a sign of infection and infections cause fever. It could also be due to a tooth erupting in which case a fever is common but not due to an infection. Take your child to a dentist for an evaluation.

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Could high fever and vomiting cause high blood sugar in non diabetic children?

Could high fever and vomiting cause high blood sugar in non diabetic children?

Stress response: During any illness a kid may have a stress response that includes the inflow of stress hormones into the blood. Epinephrine & cortisol both tend to elevate blood sugars during the stress period. Any elevation would revert to normal after the stress has subsided.

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What would cause reoccuring sickness in child: high fever, nasal/chest cong. Seems to come on about every 6wks. Neg for strep/flu. Seasonal allergies?

What would cause reoccuring sickness in child: high fever, nasal/chest cong. Seems to come on about every 6wks. Neg for strep/flu. Seasonal allergies?

Not allergies: Allergies would not cause fever. I would want to know the following: how old is the child? How long has this been going on? Any other lab work, specifically a blood count? Any other symptoms, such as swollen glands, sores in the mouth, rashes, joint swelling? How high is the fever? Recurrent fevers of unknown origin are sometimes referred to pediatric infectious disease specialists.

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Can seasonal allergies cause low grade fever in children? Specifically: tree pollen, sneezy, snotty runny nose, and a 99.4 temp.

Can seasonal allergies cause low grade fever in children? Specifically: tree pollen, sneezy, snotty runny nose, and a 99.4 temp.

Remember: 99.4 is not a fever. Anything above 100.4 degrees f is considered a fever. Allergies don't normally cause fevers unless there is overlapping viral or bacterial illness, then it would

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What causes cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and throat of children?

What causes cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and throat of children?

Herpes virus: Herpetic stomatitis is a contagious viral illness caused by herpes virus hominis (also herpes simplex virus, hsv). It is seen mainly in young children. This condition is probably a child's first exposure to the herpes virus. The sores occur in the mouth and throat.

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What can cause reoccurring flu like symptoms come and go monthly?

What can cause reoccurring flu like symptoms come and go monthly?

Need more info: If you are having unexplained fever, chills, sweats and body aches (assuming unrelated to menses or ovulation) then see md to exclude autoimmune disorder.

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Tested for autoimmune and reoccurring chest/sinus/flu illness cause. Low gamma globulin and IgG but normal subclasses, is this significant to symptoms?

See allergist/immuno: Thought I have answered a very similar question. You need to get tested on how your body responds to vaccination (usually pneumococcal and tetanus toxoid) since it is not just the quantity but the function of your IgG which matters the most. A B/C allergist should be able to handle this for you

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What poss causes my rt breast to have 3 reoccurrences of red, fevered, hard, sore, swollen breast aft bilateral mastectomy?

What poss causes my rt breast to have 3 reoccurrences of red, fevered, hard, sore, swollen breast aft bilateral mastectomy?

Time dependent: If these are happening soon after the surgery, it may have something to do with the body absorbing sutures. If the surgery was a while ago, then it may be areas of abscess, usually from oil glands that cannot drain. It is something that most surgeons would want to see, especially when it is happening.

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What poss causes my rt breast to have 3 reoccurrences of red, fevered, hard, sore, swollen breast aft bilateral mastectomy?

What poss causes my rt breast to have 3 reoccurrences of red, fevered, hard, sore, swollen breast aft bilateral mastectomy?

See your doctor: This cannot be answered without being in front of a physician. I recommend you contact your surgeon, plastic surgeon or oncologist so they can examine you and evaluate you appropriately. This can be anything ranging from infection to cancer. Please get checked out.

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What could cause recurring fevers?

What could cause recurring fevers?

Many causes: Infections like malaria and relapsing fever, tumors, auto immune diseases are among a long list of causes.

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Why does overtiredness cause fevers?

Why does overtiredness cause fevers?

Likely vice versa: More than likely fever is causing fatigue. Fever is often an indication that the body is trying to fight off an infection of some kind--the infection or other stress on the body produces fatigue.

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What causes recurring evening fevers?

What causes recurring evening fevers?

There are many: There are many causes of night or evening sweats including but not limited to medications, tb, lymphoma, cancers, infections and metabolic conditions etc. Please discuss with your doctor.