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What Is A High Fever For A 7 Year Old
Have her checked: She could have a viral illness but, without actual examination, it is very hard to tell. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
My daughter 3 year old. Having high fever, we have given imol @ 10 pm. Again her body heated up. What next?
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mgt: There are several conditions, but from this description a lower respiratory tract infection is likely. ...Read more
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.?
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
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?
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?
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