Baby running low grade fever for a month

Tammy - posted on 03/06/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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By 3 months old my baby was sleeping 10-12 hours at night.At 3 1/2 months he got what I thought was a cold, turned out to be bronchilitis and an ear inf. He had 1 breathing treatment and whet on antibiotics for 10 days. After antibiotics he started running a low grade fever (99.5-100.9) and still coughing and wheezing. Took back to dr, ear inf fine, but bronchilitis was worse. A nurse brought a breathing machine to our house and we did 3 breathing treatments a day for a week. During this time his temp would get over 100.1 (barely) took him back and he had a double ear inf. Went on different antibiotic, few days later even worse, so had 2 shots of antibiotics for ear inf. Last week we took him to an ENT Specialist. I think his ear infections are better, but he still sas a low grade fever. The highest its been today is 100.6. He has been running a low grade fever for over a month now. Is it ok for him to have had a fever for this long?

He is now 5 months old and hasnt slept through the night since he started feeling bad 8 weeks ago. Thanks for any help/advice.

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Tammy - posted on 03/08/2011

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Took him back to the dr yesterday and he sent us to the ER. He got tubes put in his ears last night and we are hoping that does the 'trick'. Thanks ladies.

Michelle - posted on 03/06/2011

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A fever that low isn't going to do anything to him on its own but something is definitely going on with him. Talk to the doctor and see if they have any new ideas. Hope he feels better soon.

Medic - posted on 03/06/2011

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Technically that is not a fever. It is what they would call an elevated temp. A fever is technically anything over 101, 101 being a low grade temp. The reason our bodies raise in temp is to make it an inhospitable environment for the bacteria and viruses to grow. By lowering a temp that does not need to be lowered you are making it prime breeding ground for what is making him sick.

User - posted on 03/06/2011

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Poor little guy! I would take him back in if he is still running a low grade fever especially with his recient history of ear infections and bronchitis. Might have walking pneumonia, mono, or another type of infection. Does the fever go down if you give him Tylenol?

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