help with my four year old son re: fever for over six days
I have a four year old son that has had a fever rangning from 101.5 - 103 for just over six days now. He never has a fever in the morning and will usually have one starting around 2 -3 p.m., but not always. He has also had a congested cough (I'm not sure if that is related), he is grumpy and is not hungry (unless he doesn't have a fever due to tylenol/motrin). He also just right before this fever started had pink eye.
I just didn't know if anyone would have any suggestions of what he might have or of any tests or questions I should ask his docotr.
You should ask for a CBC w/cultures. There is a rare disorder called lukopenia that can sonetimes occur after an infection. With this disorder the childs white blood count gets knocked soo low the body can't recover without help. The treatment is very simple Roceftin shots for 3-4 days to give the immune system a boost.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.