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7 year old daughter with heavy headaches and high fever with nose bleed?

7 year old daughter with heavy headaches and high fever with nose bleed?

Have her checked: She could have a viral illness but, without actual examination, it is very hard to tell. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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High Fever (Definition)

High fever is a symptom in which a person's internal body temperature is quite high, usually above 102 degrees. Influenza (the flu), other infections, or serious inflammation are some conditions that ...Read more


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What is high fever for six year old boy?

What is high fever for six year old boy?

No Definition: The specific definition of a true fever is roughly 100.6 degree f (38 c). A "high" fever is a subjective term and not medically defined. Some physicians say 104, others say 105. The entire clinical picture is important when evaluating a child, so if your child seems very ill, then please seek attention regardless of the specific temperature. ...Read more

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What is considered high fever on a one-year-old?

What is considered high fever on a one-year-old?

100.4 F = 38 C: Check out http://www.Aafp. Org/afp/2007/0615/p1805. Html. We tolerate higher temperatures in older children who don't appear "toxic". But younger children bear more involved evaluation since their immune systems aren't mature & they haven't received complete set of vaccinations. However, even healthy appearing children w/102.2 f = 39 c need further evaluation. Btw these temperatures are rectal. ...Read more

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High fever but no other symptoms for 6 year old, help?

High fever but no other symptoms for 6 year old, help?

Lots of reasons: There are a multitude of causes of fever (over 101) in children. If the elevated temperature has persisted for more than 2-3 days, your child should be evaluated by his pediatrician to determine the cause. ...Read more

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My 10 year old niece has very high fever! What could be causing it?

My 10 year old niece has very high fever!  What could be causing it?

Fever means germs: A fever is bodies natural response to some germ, viral or bacterial, that has invaded the system, fever increases metabolism for the body to make germ fighters, raised heart rate to push the blood around & bring germ fighters to the battle. It could be as simple as a flu or more complex like a kidney infection. Observe, write down all the symptoms & call the answering service for guidance. ...Read more

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My 3-year old refuses to take any medication for high fever. What should I do?

Supportive care: Warm bath, push fluids, consider Acetaminophen suppository rectally.
Fever can reduce activity and create more water loss but otherwise is the body's way of engaging in attack.
Supportive care can help to keep your child safer and feeling a little better. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son only has high fever 38.9 no other symptoms what could be wrong ?

My 2 year old son only has high fever 38.9 no other symptoms what could be wrong ?

Hard to say: At 2, a kid is expected to have about 5-7 upper respiratory viruses and 2-3 diarrhea viruses/yr. Fever is often the first stage of any illness, with other signs/patterns revealing more information over the next day or so. If the kid never has other symptoms, his immune system may just fight it off before it does more. ...Read more

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My 2 two year old gets a high fever lasting 2-3 days about every other month. Is this normal? There are no other symptoms with it

Can be: The average toddler is expected to get 5-7 respiratory illnesses/yr to age 5 and 1-3 diarrhea illnesses in the same time frame. To space it every other month would be pretty common. Some kids run fever with their illnesses as a sigh of a robust immune system, some seem to have the same illness & never show many symptoms. In a kid that's growing & developing well & don't worry about that pattern. ...Read more

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Four year old high fever back aches?

Four year old high fever back aches?

See a pediatrician: Fever and back pain is a combination which should be carefully assessed by an experienced clinician. It may be as simple as a viral infection with muscle inflammation to as complex as paraspinous infections. Please take him to a pediatrician who you trust. ...Read more

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What to do if high fever 4 year old — viral?

So many reasons: There may be so many reasons why your child has a fever. Is your child tugging at the ear? Does your child look sick? Is your child active? Your child can have a viral or a bacterial infection. There may be an ear infection, a urinary infection, etc. You should have your child evaluated by a physican. ...Read more

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2 year old high fever, vomited medicine should I give him more?

Depends: I generally follow a simple rule on oral medicines. Any spit-up within 15min where I can see or smell the med I will repeat the full dose. 15-30 half, after 30 none. Sometimes it is better to give the stomach a chance to settle down rather that repeating immediately. ...Read more

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My daughter 3 year old. Having high fever, we have given imol @ 10 pm. Again her body heated up. What next?

My daughter 3 year old. Having high fever, we have given imol @ 10 pm. Again her body heated up. What next?

High fever: Push fluid. Continue imol every 6-8 hours for fever over 101 if temp escalates place child in tub of warm water and have her sit there for a half hour.If no relief consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 20 years old, have had strep 4 times in the last year & each time I'm out for a week with a high fever should I get them out?

I am 20 years old, have had strep 4 times in the last year & each time I'm out for a week with a high fever should I get them out?

Go see ENT: Was Strep proven by rapid test or culture each time? Or was diagnosis made empirically (just by exam w/o testing)? If former, get referral to ENT to discuss options. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has very high fever. I gave her suppository but that helped for a few hours and it was back again. What should I do?

My 2 year old has very high fever. I gave her suppository but that helped for a few hours and it was back again. What should I do?

See the pediatrician: or go to urgent care, your child needs to be evaluated, and may need more Rx medications, meanwhile keep giving the right dose if fever medications at right intervals, read the labels carefully, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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Have a 4-year old with a high fever 39.6. Fever started last night, again at lunchtime today and again now at 8pm. Taken neurophen. What else do we do?

Have a 4-year old with a high fever 39.6. Fever started last night, again at lunchtime today and again now at 8pm. Taken neurophen. What else do we do?

Baby should be seen: A temp this high means something is infected and the child must have an exam to determine where and get the appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 102 a high fever for a 14-year-old girl?

Yes: But this temperature is also high for everyone. Cool baths or showers along with an antipyretic should bring the temperature down. If needed go to an urgent care center. ...Read more

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3 year old daughter has rectal pain and high fever. What can it be?

3 year old daughter has rectal pain and high fever. What can it be?

Many possibilities: Speculation is of little value here. Your daughter should be seen asap by her pediatrician, examined, diagnosed and treated. Do not waste efforts to diagnose on internet. Have her seen. Hope she is better soon. ...Read more

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How many days my 14 year old child must rest after high fever before school?

How many days my 14 year old child must rest after high fever before school?

24hrs fever free.: Also, depends on what was the cause of his fever. Keep hydrated. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has a very high fever. Can I give her a ponstan suppository? I gave her 1 11 am yesterday...

My 4 year old has a very high fever. Can I give her a ponstan suppository? I gave her 1 11 am yesterday...

Yes& get checked: You can but he/she has a high fever get him checked by child's pediatrician to find the cause of very high fever. How high is it? Make sure he /she is drinking fluids as well. ...Read more

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My 6 year old has had a high fever and bad headache for 4 days. Absolutely no other symptoms. What could it be?

Viral vs bacterial: After 4 days of these symptoms: if your 6 yr old is not improving, it is worthwhile to have an exam performed to identify the potential cause of the fever and headache. It could just be a viral illness that will improve with time and comfort. If bacterial-antibiotics may facilitate recovery. ...Read more

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My 4 year old daughter has had a high fever (101-103) that goes down with meds since sunday, should I take her in?

FEVER FOUR DAYS: Yes, four days of high fever with un identified cause would indicate the need to be seen by her doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter (4.5 year old) has high fever (39 Celsius) for over two days. At night its 36.6. No other symptoms. We are far away from any medical care?

My daughter (4.5 year old) has high fever (39 Celsius) for over two days. At night its 36.6. No other symptoms. We are far away from any medical care?

Viral illness likely: Depending upon the exposure to germs, or other infectious agents, your daughter probably has a more common viral illness, causing the fever to wax and wane during the day and night. No need to shorten your sojourn unless she develops alarming signs such as a petechial rash, drowsiness, inabilty to drink fluids or vomiting. ...Read more

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My 4 year old son was on surgery yesterday he went under anesticia after that he start getting high fever is that normal or I need to take him to er

Yes to ER: Post anesthesia high fever must be evaluated by professional (doctors) to make sure it is not triggering to serious malignant hyperthermia, also kids will get convulsions with high fever please take to er and call his doctor. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son have a high fever for three days and just started vomiting today. His sister has a fever as well. What could this be? What should I do

Probably viral but..: It is impossible to know for certain from these symptoms, but the most likely cause is a viral infection, possibly roseola, which is common in 3 yo's & has high fever with few other symptoms (though vomiting can be one of them). Classically the fever goes away after 3-5 days & then a rash appears, so it may be hard to know if he has this for a couple more days. Please see "comment" below for more. ...Read more

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My 9 year old grandson ran a high fever for a few days last week with no other symptoms other than no appetite. Tylenol reduces the fever and it went away after a couple of days. He came home from school yesterday with 101 fever that quickly went away.

My 9 year old grandson ran a high fever for a few days last week with no other symptoms other than no appetite.  Tylenol reduces the fever and it went away after a couple of days.  He came home from school yesterday with 101 fever that quickly went away.

Time to see doc: For fevers over 100-101 that last more than 4 or 5 days, i strongly recommend seeing his doc. Usually, the fevers with uncomplicated viral illnesses like colds go away within 3-4 days, so the fact that he had high fevers last week and now this week is more concerning. ...Read more

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A 6-year old has a high fever 40 deg sudden onset and coughing/ wheezing. What could it be?

A 6-year old has a high fever 40 deg sudden onset and coughing/ wheezing. What could it be?

Mgt: There are several conditions, but from this description a lower respiratory tract infection is likely. ...Read more

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6 year old with high fever (102.7) and severe headache — no other symptoms. What could be cause? ER or wait 5 hours for Dr.?

Fever/headache: This could mean many possible causes. It may be a virus or a more serious illness. Treat his fever and have him assessed in the ER. If they feel he is sick, he will be seen immediately. All the best. ...Read more

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My 5 year old son had a high fever 104 this past saturday and a cough. Fever came down on wed. Now he is very weak and sleepy, no appetite either.?

My 5 year old son had a high fever 104 this past saturday and a cough. Fever came down on wed. Now he is very weak and sleepy, no appetite either.?

Need more info: Any other symptoms? Headach, wheezing, croupy cough, vomiting, sore throat, diarrhea, rash (if so, where on the body, what kind?, how long did it last?), any breathing problem? Body ache? Joint pain? Any medications given? Anybody else in the family or in his school sick? These information would help. ...Read more

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If my 3 year old had a high fever but is now gone and has a bad cough to where he pukes should I take him to the doctor?

If my 3 year old had a high fever but is now gone and has a bad cough to where he pukes should I take him to the doctor?

Dehydration: If he is coughing and vomiting he is at risk of becoming dehydrated. Give him clears, monitor his urine output. If urine output significantly down and the he cannot keep clears down then go to the doctor. ...Read more

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I have been using diclofenac Na supp for my son since he was one year old for high fever according to Dr advice, have I caused my child any harm?

I have been using diclofenac Na supp for my son since he was one year old for high fever according to Dr advice, have I caused my child any harm?

May have: The side effects of Diclofenac are GI upset-ulcers, bleeding or even GI perforation. If he doesn't have any GI symptoms, he is lucky. But stop giving him that. Give him Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for fever instead ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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