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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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7 yr old has ran fever for 3 days....Controlled by meds , drinking liquids, eating a lil & not lethargic, lil cough..Should i still take her to dr?

7 yr old has ran fever for 3 days....Controlled by meds , drinking liquids, eating a lil & not lethargic, lil cough..Should i still take her to dr?

Effect on lifestyle?: If your kid is playing robustly, resting well at night and the sx bother u more than the kid, simple monitoring is ok. If kid is dragging around, not up to playing, appears worn out or otherwise down, a look over with his regular dr is in order. ...Read more

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Our son has had reoccuring febrile seizures besides fever controling meds is there anything else we can do to keep temp under control?

Our son has had reoccuring febrile seizures besides fever controling meds is there anything else we can do to keep temp under control?

Hydration.: Kids with fevers 'burn off' fluids faster, so it's important to keep them well hydrated anyway; keeping them hydrated may also help with fever management. ...Read more

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Ok to give w fever tylenol (acetaminophen) suppository when child vomiting up oral meds?

Ok to give w fever tylenol (acetaminophen) suppository when child vomiting up oral meds?

Yes: But make sure it's prescribed by a doctor and dosage is appropriate for age. Consult your doctor as well if vomiting or fever continue. ...Read more

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My child is vomiting an has a low fever with stomach pains. On no med happen early this morning i gave her triaminic

My child is vomiting an has a low fever with stomach pains. On no med happen early this morning i gave her triaminic

Prob a virus: Keep well hydrated with small frequent amt of fluid,Gatorade,pedis lute.there is no need for triaminic.tepid water bath will help the fever.should pass. ...Read more

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My child normally runs high feever with her sicknesses. If ur child runs 103 to 104 and it respondes to meds is it okay or common with viral infection?

My child normally runs high feever with her sicknesses. If ur child runs 103 to 104 and it respondes to meds is it okay or common with viral infection?

How does s/he look?: The height of fever does not reliably distinguish between a viral and bacterial infection. If your child has fever for 3-4 days and is acting normally , playful, and still eating and drinking ok, then i would treat her fever when it makes her uncomfortable and observe. If she has decreased energy, is more cranky, is refusing to eat or drink, or worries you in other ways, see the doctor. ...Read more

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What causes fever in a child?

What causes fever in a child?

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 more

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