my baby has a high fever and the doctor says nothing wrong with her . anyone eles's kids have high fevers and thats happen?

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Priyanka - posted on 10/21/2012

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my 12 month old baby is suffering from high fever 100-102 temp.and vomet 1 time a day and doc says nothing before 2 weeks she had the same condition and after 3 days her fever had gone but again her fever has come back

User - posted on 05/02/2013

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My 1 1/2 year old has been spiking fevers for months, always aroung 104 sometimes 105. We have been to GI specalist, Hematologist and now were going to an immunologist, needless to say no diagnosis yet. He has had a blood infection and is sick every other week, i understand kids get sick but he is always sick and the doctors always say its viral. This is so frustrating!!!

Lea - posted on 05/14/2011

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Yes, this happened to our son last night. He had a temperature of 103.3 and no other distinguishing symptoms, so we called the doctor and the only thing different she explained was to look at the soft spot and see if it is raised. She said that could be a sign of meningitis. The soft spot was raised, so we rushed him to the hospital. They checked him - even used a catheter to test his urine - they came back with a diagnosis that nothing was wrong but a virus. They had us their a few hours and then sent us home when the urine test came back ok. 5 hours later, he has the temperature again. It is frightening to think that they could have missed something! They did not do a blood test???

User - posted on 03/08/2014

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My 1year ol son suffering from fever,running nose,chest congestion
Fed up of giving different medicines ...
No result

Determined - posted on 06/23/2012

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My daughter had a temp of 104 gave her tylenol it didn't go down gave her a second dose and no change took her to the er they drew blood and sent her home 8 hour later her temp was still at 104 took her back to the ER and demanded answers turns out they released her earlier before they got her results back she had Scarlett fever! Thank God I was persistent and took her back because they said if untreated she could have gone blind. Depending on how high them temp and how long the baby has had the fever and what you have done to bring it down you might want to get a blood test. Good luck! hope baby feels better soon.

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Chrissympino07 - posted on 05/22/2017

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My son is 6 months he go his shot today n i gave him Tylenol 5 hrs ago n just now cause his fever was 100.4 whats goin to happen

Nadina - posted on 05/14/2013

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My now 10 year old daughter used to get really high fevers(104) when she was a baby and toddler and then she would vomit, I assumed from the high fever. The doctors never had an answer that satisfied me. We finally came to the conclusion that she needed her tonsils and adenoids removed. She has not been sick like that since the removal when she was 4 years old. It might not be the case with your little one, but could be worth a shot. We had to go to an ear, nose and throat specialist. Good luck to you. I know it is heartbreaking and worrisome.

Rachael - posted on 10/27/2012

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High fevers can be teething. Could also be viral if there is no coloured discharge from the nose or lungs. Could also be allergies. Usually one of the three. You'll have to do some more research to decide which one of three it could be

Vairamuthu - posted on 10/22/2012

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You are absolutely right Juanita. Kids get sick. Then only they develop immunity in their body to prevent further infections.

Krista - posted on 06/18/2012

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I would find a different Doc. You know your child better than anyone else.

Dipti - posted on 06/17/2012

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my daughter is gng to b 2 .from last one nd a half mths .she is hvng a high fever around102.9-103.5.with 2-3 vbomitings a day.n potty loose 4-5 times a day.she is not hng anything including milk.this happens to her third time in 35-40 days.this cycle goes 10 days n after that she betrer for 2 days n again the fever stats wid those symptoms.n doctor advised some test aall the time.n reports are normal acc. to them.i dont know wat is wrong wid her n wat to do?n her stomach is increasing irrespective of not hvng anything

Jennifer - posted on 05/16/2011

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I heard a nurse say that teething does not cause a fever as well, BUT! I think what we consider a fever and what they do are probably two different things? As anything over 100 F I get alarmed and have to periodically keep monitoring the temperature since that is not considered "normal." You used to bring your child up to the ER when they had a 103 or so temperature. Now days the last I heard is that you don't bring up your child to the ER with a temperature unless it's 105 F or something or unless it's accompanied by vomitting (not being able to keep anything down) that can lead to dehydration or some other serious symptom.
Depending on how high it is (I forget lol) it can be associated with teething, but if it is really high, it's the body saying something isn't right.

Lea - posted on 05/14/2011

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The emergency room said that teething does not cause fever ... that is a FIRST to me, you know?

Chelsi - posted on 06/19/2009

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The one time my daughter had a high fever she ended up haveing Roseola Fever. She woke up in the morning with a temp of 101 and by afternoon it was 104. I called her Dr and he told me to give her both tylenol and motrin (I had been giving her just tylenol since that morning) and that maintened her fever to around 101-102. After 5 days her fever broke and that night i noticed the rash all over her back, stomach and arms.

Jennifer - posted on 06/19/2009

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My son had a high, unexplained fever a couple weeks ago. When I talked to the nurse at the peds. office about this "weird" fever, she said it's really not that weird. They are actually seeing a lot of that right now and just to treat the symptoms. He got over it within a day or two.

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it's definitely hard to feel like you're "doing nothing" when your baby is sick and uncomfortable, but the body is designed to attack viruses and other foreign things. there is even some dispute over whether you should give a fever reducer at all if the fever is below 102 F. trying cool baths and compresses first to make the babe comfy might be just as effective. who knows! medical information changes a lot. and new research shows that a very high fever is *not* a cause of brain damage, unlike what our parents were told.



i think we've been brought up to always feel like we have to "do something" when there is an issue, but sometimes rest and a watchful eye is the best course of action. tough for mommies to do, but it's probably better than giving your kiddo unnecessary meds or dragging them from one place to another for doctor's appointments.

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my son spiked a fever of 104.7 one day. it just came out of the blue. i called our on call pediatrician and i was told to give him tylenol. that was it. every motherly instinct told me to go to the er but we waited it out and eventually it went down with the help of tylenol. he ended up having a viral infection in his throat. its very frustrating when you dont agree with the ped. but you listen to him anyway because hes the doctor right? he has to know what hes taslking about.

Anita - posted on 06/18/2009

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If your child gets a fever up to 38.2 degrees celcius the chances are it could just be teething..anything over that would be some sort of bug they have caught..most doctors will tell you theres nothing much you can do but give them panandol so that they're not so uncomfortable and make sure you dont over dress them (but if the temperature doesnt bother them its best not to give ekm anything but lots of fluids..u get a fever because itys ur body's way of fighting the bug by "burning it off")...if they have any infections be it ear, throat or urinary then the docs would most likely prescribe anibiotics..but iff the fever goes over 42 degrees celcius bypass the GP and go straight to the emergency/hospital.

Shelley - posted on 06/17/2009

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My daughter (17 months) will get a high fever when she has an ear infection.

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My friend's son just got over a virus and his fever took 5 days to break. It averaged 103-104. She was so frustrated because the doctor told her the same thing. There are no cures for viruses so unfortunately you have to wait it out. Have you tried alternating tylenol with advil? Sometimes alternating them helps keep the fever down. I hope she feels better soon.

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I think what the doctor means by "nothing wrong" is that it is normal for kids to get fevers every so often. viral infrections can be obtained from just about anywhere, and you won't necessarily get a definite "diagnosis". kids get sick.



the only thing i would watch out for is if your child is particularly alert and happy, then develops a rash on the trunk and acts like a complete crankpot. could be roseola. google roseola and watch for the signs.



btw, you cannot diagnose roseola until *after* the rash appears, so it's not like the doctor is overlooking this.



kids get sick. :oP

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i know that my son is teething and runs a fever like 90% of the time....I just continue a switching tylenol and motrin....

Erin - posted on 06/17/2009

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When mine has a really high fever I get 4 cool wash clothes and put 2 under each arm pit and the other 2 between his leg and groin. My mom told me to do this she is an RN and rotates in the Ped's unit and says this is what they do in the hospital. Sorry you are frustraited with your pediatrician. Does your insurance have a help line. You can call them too.

Teyaka - posted on 06/16/2009

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I've been having a similar problem. My youngest has been running a fever for no reason. So I started giving him luke warm baths and as I am rockin him I put a cool wash cloth on his forehead. It bothers him sometimes but he gets over it pretty quick. Also if you balance motrin and tylenol that helps with a fever sometimes.

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