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Son (3yrs) had fever 101-103F for 64hrs with complaint for waterery eyes, constant eye rubbing. Doc eliminated strep throat, found one ear infected, but didn't know what's the cause for fever Pls help?

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Dr. Robert Grieco
Family Medicine
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In brief: Viruses

There are a variety of viruses that can cause the symptoms you describe along with a prolonged fever.
An ear infection with cold symptoms and clear runny eyes suggests one . If he is eating and is not acting very sick he should be fine. The thinking these days is to not treat ear infections with antibiotics as most ear infection are viral but with prolonged fever most docs do. It's hard to b a Mom

In brief: Viruses

There are a variety of viruses that can cause the symptoms you describe along with a prolonged fever.
An ear infection with cold symptoms and clear runny eyes suggests one . If he is eating and is not acting very sick he should be fine. The thinking these days is to not treat ear infections with antibiotics as most ear infection are viral but with prolonged fever most docs do. It's hard to b a Mom
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Dr. Saul Hymes
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease

In brief: Viral or otitis

Otitis media--an ear infection--can cause fever and also we rubbing and redness if it is caused by certain bacteria--classically, harmonious influenzae is one that causes an otitis/comjunctivitis syndrome and it may not respond to Amoxicillin and would need Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) instead.
Also, many viruses, especially adenovirus, can cause ear infections (fluid), fever, and eye symptoms.

In brief: Viral or otitis

Otitis media--an ear infection--can cause fever and also we rubbing and redness if it is caused by certain bacteria--classically, harmonious influenzae is one that causes an otitis/comjunctivitis syndrome and it may not respond to Amoxicillin and would need Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) instead.
Also, many viruses, especially adenovirus, can cause ear infections (fluid), fever, and eye symptoms.
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