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Duration Of A Fever In Children
Depends...: Fever of unknown origin is typically diagnosed after a fever of 4-6 weeks without any discernable cause; however, the grade of fever is an important characteristic. Most febrile illnesses last no more than 1-2 weeks; so you should have the child examined by his/her pediatrician to help discern the cause and prescribe treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long is a fever contagious? I had 102 last night and now I have 99. I work with children...Is taking a rest day a good idea
Yes: Most viral illnesses are likely spreading live virus in the saliva and respiratory secretions for up to 24 hours after the fever stops. Good hand washing and wearing a mask can contain most of the spread, but a 24 hour period fever free is considered the best way to stop spread. If the issue were something like strep throat, treatment would need to be underway for 24 hrs before it was contained. ...Read more
Does fever in children stay the same during the cold virus. My 3 year olds fever was 100.5 first 3 days and 102.5 the last 2. His congestion is better?
It cycles: Viruses are actually famous for having cyclic fevers, up one minute and gone the next. That's why schools have a 24 hour no-fever policy, since it can be difficult to tell if the illness is truly gone or if it's just in a "down cycle". As long as the fever responds 2-3 degrees to tylenol or Motrin and other symptoms are improving, he should be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause you to have body aches/headaches, fever bright red to rusty color sputum, sleepy, not wanting to eat or drink? I am a 33 year old female with 3 children. My mother passed last year from a massive stroke. The majority of my family are diab
My son had some upper respiratory issues, I thought it was hay fever. I treated him with children's Benadryl before bed last night, and today I got a call from the school nurse saying he had hives. I suspect he is actually allergic to the Benadryl, since
100.4 R : Most will consider the core temperature (rectal) the most accurate reflection of real body temperature. At 100.4 r, it has moved outside the accepted range for normal. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Behavior/vulnerablty: Newborns have passive protection from their mother against many common viruses but this fades by 3-5 months.After that point, they will experience on average 5-7 respiratory and 1-3 diarrheal illnesses/yr to age 5. As the do they build protective antibodies against similar germs. They are also very oral, touching their mouth with contaminated fingers often.Wash hands often, it improves with age. ...Read more
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