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Recurring low grade fever
My 21 month old daughter has been suffering from low grade fevers for the past 3-4 weeks. Her highest temp goes to about 101 and lasts for 3-4 days.  Her doctor suggests viral infection but I am concerned it could be something else. What might cause a recurring low grade fever?

Thanks for any assistance you can provide!
Melissa
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I have the same concern my 18 month old has the same problem,
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200828 tn?1209921575
Melissa,

Try checking your daughter's symptoms on WedMD.com.  I think you can access the symptom checker at the following link.

http://children.webmd.com/tc/fever-age-3-and-younger-check-your-symptoms

I also think you should get a second opinion.  Your doctor is probably right but it wouldn't hurt.  I was told by my former pediatrician that low grade fevers can be more serious than high fevers because they can be indicative of some underlying serious illness.  However, it could very well be just a simple viral infection.  

Good luck!
  
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my son went through this same thing from about 5 months old until he 18 months...evrytime we went to doc he had an ear infection he finally had tubes put in his ears and hasn't had a fever since unless he had a cold or something like that....have some one check her eaars...E.N.T.'s will be able to tell better than the regular pediatrician! best of luck to you!!
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My five year old niece had reoccurring fevers off and on ever since she was three years old.  She was tested for rheumatoid arthritis and that came back negative.  My Sister saw a different doctor who was filling in for her regular doctor and he said he studied unexplained fevers (for children) in college.  Most of them are infected adenoids!  Sure enough my niece had pus on her adenoids!!  Relief!!!
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