5 month old baby having frequent bowel movements and fever

Savitha - posted on 03/17/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 5 month old daughter is having frequent bowel movements (sometimes watery), mostly after a feed and is running a temperature of 101 for the last 5 days. The fever comes down when i give her a paracetemol and shoots up again after 6 -7 hours. The doc has prescribed Darolac for 5 days. I have already given it for 4 days but don't see a difference. could this be a teething symptom? Will Fevers last for so long during teething ?

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Mo - posted on 09/05/2013

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OMG!! my baby is going thru the same thing right now!!!!! shes been pooping more then 5-6 times a day. And barley last night I noticed she was running a fever of 102.8. She wasn't fussy at all, just normal. This morning I took her temp nd she was at 101.3. I don't know what I should do. take her to the hospital? give her Tylenol? is this normal if shes going to start teething??? HELP!!!!!

Renae - posted on 03/17/2011

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Louise's advice is very good. I dont know what Darolac is so I cant comment on that. Once antibiotics are being taken, the temperature will come back to normal within 24-48 hours. If the fever persists you need to go back to the doctor. Continue the paracetamol to keep on top of the fever.

Louise - posted on 03/17/2011

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A temperature that goes up and down is a sign of infection, normally at this age an ear infection. Take her back to the doctors and demand to be seen. This needs further investigation and by the sounds of it antibiotics.

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