High fever and Dr wasn't a help!!!!

Mishael - posted on 05/08/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My son, Carson, is 13 months old and has had a fever between 99.9-103.5 for 2 days. I've been doing tylenol and then motrin with cool rags or a cool bath. He doesn't want to drink or eat anything. Dr said he's fine but prescribe ammoxicillin still(his everything cure!). Any ideas?

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Mishael - posted on 05/11/2009

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Thanks for all of the advice. I will try the sock trick I like that. I took him back to the dr today and sure enough a doule ear infection, soar throat, runny nose and I have to start him on a breathing machine for his lungs. This is the 3rd time the same dr has misdiagnosed him and given him ammoxicillin, which hasn't worked the last 4 times he was sick. He's been getting ear infections since he started teething at 3 months. I plan on switching drs. Again, thanks for all of the advice!!!

Sonia - posted on 05/10/2009

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My daughter had a high fever for five days with no other symptons. I alternated tylenol/motrin and gave her a couple of cool baths. Her doctor said she was fighting a virus and she must of been right because on the 6th day her fever was gone. I would say give it a day or two more then take her in again. I took her in to her doctors twice!

Erika - posted on 05/09/2009

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Quoting Julianne:

I've read that if it is a low-grade fever (101 or lower), not to intervene because it is actually the body fighting off the sickness. However, my little guy is so miserable when he has a fever that I always treat it. He also will never eat anything when he's running a fever. I just do tylenol and a bath though--I find tylenol works better than motrin for him. Next time, I think I'll try the sock tip as well!

If your son is already on ammoxicillin, that would fight an ear infection (unless it is a resistant strain of bacteria).



The reason your son doesn't want to eat when he's running a fever is that his body needs to use it's energy to combate whatever pathogen is causing the fever.  If he were to ingest food, his body would have to turn some of it's resources over to digestion, and would not be able to fight the pathogen as effectively.  It's okay, and actually GOOD to go without food when you're sick... just push lots of liquids and let the body do what it inately knows how to do. :)

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I've read that if it is a low-grade fever (101 or lower), not to intervene because it is actually the body fighting off the sickness. However, my little guy is so miserable when he has a fever that I always treat it. He also will never eat anything when he's running a fever. I just do tylenol and a bath though--I find tylenol works better than motrin for him. Next time, I think I'll try the sock tip as well!

If your son is already on ammoxicillin, that would fight an ear infection (unless it is a resistant strain of bacteria).

Erika - posted on 05/08/2009

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Stop giving the Tylenot and Motrin and let the fever burn itself out... fever isn't bad, and the fever range your son has isn't that high... Fever is the body doing it's job to rid itself of toxins. If the fever goes over 105, then seek medical attention. Here's a great article for you:

http://www.mothering.com/articles/growin...

Good luck! It sucks watching our children be sick! Be sure to take care of yourself, too.

Jennifer - posted on 05/08/2009

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My daughter is usually very energetic, laughs alot and loves to play. For one week she had a runny nose and a mild fever and did not act like herself. I took her to the doctor she said she was fine, it was probably just her teething. (which she was doing) Another week had passed she wouldnt eat and I woke up to her screaming and she had a rash all over her body. Took her to the doctor that morning and they found she had a horrible ear infection and that was her bodies way of letting it out. So checking the ears is a must in my opinion. Its very hard to know whats wrong when a baby can't really tell you. If the doctor would have checked her ears the first time I took her it wouldn't have turned as bad as it did.

Tiffany - posted on 05/08/2009

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A friend of mine who's really into homeopathic cures told me to get some thin socks for the baby, get them damp, and put the on the baby's feet. Then put on some thick warm socks over the damp ones. I did this, and amazingly it did help. I did it over night. See if that can help. Also, if it persists, go and have his ears ears checked. He may have an ear infection.

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