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Why does my child get low grade fevers in the late afternoon?

Why does my child get low grade fevers in the late afternoon?

?? low grade ??: The natural daily fluctuation in a persons body temperature (+/- 1 degree) is marked by a lower value around 4-6 am and a higher value around 4 -6pm.It is influenced by metabolic work, state of activity,basic metabolism. External causes like infection can would change the pattern and the peak involved. ...Read more

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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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Child has pnemonia still low grade fever while antibiotics is that ok?

Child has pnemonia still low grade fever while antibiotics is that ok?

Depends: Continued fever with pneumonia while already on oral antibiotics can be of concern. It may be indicative of a pleural effusion (fluid in the lining of the lung). It can also just mean you need to give the antibiotics more time to work. I suggest discussing this with your doctor and getting a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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If a child age 5 has a low grade fever on monday and on wednesday she gets a shower, how long do you need to wait before she goes out after said shower?

If a child age 5 has a low grade fever on monday and on wednesday she gets a shower, how long do you need to wait before she goes out after said shower?

No waiting: It is a myth that sick/feverish people shouldn't bathe. There are no reasons to limit bathing/showers during or after fever. In fact, many people like a warm bath or shower to ease their discomfort and the humidity relieves congestion. Once your child is dried off and dressed, he/she can go outdoors. ...Read more

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Low grade of fever acting as stimulant of immune system in a child with urti. Avoid antipyretic below 37.5 c. Is it true?

Low grade of fever acting as stimulant of immune system in a child with urti. Avoid antipyretic below 37.5 c. Is it true?

I think so!: Many people have an unnatural fear of fever, and are medicating children for very low grade fevers. I think fever medication should be reserved for children who feel bad due to a fever; this often doesn't occur until temps are 102-103. One does not prevent seizures by giving medicine early. There are data that suggest that fever does stimulate the immune system and help us fight infection. ...Read more

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Pls suggest medicines for low grade fever with few symptoms of cold and cough for my 2 yr old child, please note child 's appetite , water intake r normal.?

Pls suggest medicines for low grade fever with few symptoms of cold and cough for my 2 yr old child, please note child 's appetite , water intake r normal.?

Common cold: Benadryl liquid is good for both cough and cold in young children. Adjust dosage according to your child's weight per instruction from drug company. Low grade fever can be just monitored without treatment as some scientists believe fever is a natural mechanism for the body to fight infection. High fever should be treated with Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) to avoid seizure from overheating of the brain! ...Read more

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My child has had a low grade fever and some cold symptoms since Monday(mild cough).Today he developed hives as well.What can I do aside from Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

My child has had a low grade fever and some cold symptoms since Monday(mild cough).Today he developed hives as well.What can I do aside from Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Hydration & perhaps: a longer acting antihistamine like zyrtec or claritin (loratadine) (depending on your childs age). It sound like your child had a viral upper respiratory illness, & hives are often associated with viral illnesses, along with many other possible causes (food, medications, environmental exposures, etc). Hives often get worse the 1st few days, then get gradually better. If wheezing, swelling develop see Dr ASAP. ...Read more

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Red flat rash on arm hot to touch stings when touch follows by red cheeks had low grade fever a couple of days ago also hacking cough child is 6.

Red flat rash on arm hot to touch stings when touch follows by red cheeks had low grade fever a couple of days ago also hacking  cough   child is 6.

Fifth disease: This is most consistent with fifth disease, also called erythema infectiosum. It is caused by a virus and is a mild and generally benign illness. Other than Acetaminophen for the fever and cough medicine for the cough, treatment is usually unnecessary - but if the symptoms persist or worsen, see your doctor. ...Read more