My son has been running a fever (between 100.8-101.6) for the past three nights.he only runs fever at night none during the day. He has no other symptoms and is not acting sick at all. Could this be a virus or him cutting teeth???
The most common cause of a fever is an infection. This could be viral or bacterial, and common infections in children are colds, gastroenteritis, ear infections, and urinary tract infections.
It may be that your son has a viral infection and is not showing many signs of infection, or they may develop over the next several days. If he is in school or camp, he is likely exposed to a lot of kids harboring viruses!
You may be wondering if you should treat his fever. Fevers can be uncomfortable for kids, but they play an important role in fighting infections and often do not need to be treated. If it stays under 102 and he is acting like his normal self, there is no need to treat it. However, if he is very uncomfortable and cannot sleep, you may want to give him Tylenol or Ibuprofen.
Importantly, make sure he stays hydrated. See your family physician if he continues to have fevers for over 7 days, if it goes over 104, if he looks very ill to you, if he develops a rash, gets dehydrated, or has any other concerning symptoms.
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