high fever in 1 year old - page 2

My daughter just turned a year old and for the past 6 days has been spiking high temps (the highest being 103.4). I took her to the doctor and they said that everything looked ok (throat, ears, and... Read More

  1. by   LaShell
    I work in an Urgent Care and we have seen a lot of kids this last season with high fevers lasting about a week. My own son got it too, very scarey. Or docs were treating many of the kids with zithromax and it helped them. Hope your babe gets better soon!
  2. by   live4today
    Quote from TeriLuvsER
    I work in a military hospital and have found that whenever a little one under two is brought in with a high fever (this is the ER, mind you) a septic work up is done to r/o meningitis. This means the whole nine yards...we do a cath urine, iv to draw blood and administer antibiotics, RSV, etc....the really little ones will get a lumbar puncture. Not sure if this is the same in other areas or if it's just protocol for where I work. Most get IV Rocephin.

    Teri
    This was an airforce hospital in the midwest. With all the downsizing, it doesn't seem that they are as well staffed with docs to treat serious illnesses...just minor ones. Sad for the families still living here who need better healthcare for their families and themselves instead of a "downsized treatment plan".
  3. by   sadiesmama
    Quote from VeryPlainJane
    My 3 year old daughter has been fighting something off too. She will be just fine and boom fever! It's been about two weeks now....She has already lost 5 lbs. three weeks ago she had double ear infection and double pink eye she is over that now, but the fevers just keep coming and going! I'm in the same boat as you; her pd doesn't know whats going on either.
    My 3 yr. old daughter has had a high (103.8) fever on and off for about 6 days now. Her appetite is normal and so is her behavior but when her fever spikes she is irritable and uncomfortable. She never complained of pain but when I took I took her to the doctor she said her ear and throat looked a little red and she prescribed antibiotics. I filled the prescription but now I'm wondering whether I should give it to her or not. The doctor never said that it was a bacterial infection so I don't think that antibiotics would help but I don't want to let her go untreated in case it is bacterial. What to do?
  4. by   justme1972
    Quote from caringRN
    She only has her two bottom teeth, and today I did see a top one poking through, however I have trouble thinking that she would spike as high as 103.4 just for teeth. I would however be relieved if that was it, but what a horrible past 6 days just for a tooth And if these fevers continue, what am I going to do about daycare, they will not take her with a fever.
    BOTH of mine did (I have twins).

    I was told they could run very "fancy fevers" when teething.

    They told me to start worrying and go to the ER when I gave her Tylanol/Motrin and the fever did NOT come down after an hour...not necessarily to normal, but just down.
  5. by   justme1972
    Quote from sadiesmama
    My 3 yr. old daughter has had a high (103.8) fever on and off for about 6 days now. Her appetite is normal and so is her behavior but when her fever spikes she is irritable and uncomfortable. She never complained of pain but when I took I took her to the doctor she said her ear and throat looked a little red and she prescribed antibiotics. I filled the prescription but now I'm wondering whether I should give it to her or not. The doctor never said that it was a bacterial infection so I don't think that antibiotics would help but I don't want to let her go untreated in case it is bacterial. What to do?
    I don't ever remember taking my children to the physician that they ever told me if ANY illness/condition was viral/bacterial.

    Just remember, you took your child to the physician, you got an opinion, and I would follow the physicians instructions and take her back if it doesn't work.

    To me, that's a no-brainer.
  6. by   XB9S
    This thread was started in 2005 so I would imagine the pyrexia will have resolved itself.

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