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Old 05-19-2011, 08:01 AM   #1
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High fever kiddo...

I don't even know if there's a question in here, but here goes... My LO is just barely a year. The kid is home every 3-4 weeks with a fever (I teach, so they're at a school all day). a HIGH fever. We're talking 103-104+. Every time. The doctor says some kids just get high fevers. Any experience with this? Am I not cleaning enough to get rid of viruses?

Some of us were talking at work about the fact that his school is Montessori and so all toys are all wood. It's not like they can leave the toys sitting in a bleach solution all day like plastic toys. Could that have something to do with it?

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Old 05-19-2011, 08:06 AM   #2
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I doubt that it has anything to do with germs on toys. I think that they get sick from other children. It upsets me that parents do not keep their children at home when they are ill, my ds has strep throat because a play date did not bother to tell us and they are still out infecting other children. The fevers of your child sound high, how quickly do you get them down?
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Pretty quickly. He always responds well to meds and sponge baths. The fever sometimes (like today) bounces back faster than I would like though.
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:14 PM   #4
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Re: High fever kiddo...

Wow, seriously I was going to start a thread with the same question. My LO spikes fevers like once a month. And she doesn't go to daycare, is barely ever around other kids. I don't get it.

In fact, she's sick again today!
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My oldest dd who is now 7, always had fever for no apparent reason. She somewhat still does. Really no other symptoms. However, it wasn't very often that they got over 103 although it isn't unheard of. She still gets them. One cause we didn't find out until four years too late was that she got a lot of uti's. She doesn't get the usual symptoms. Just a fever. Even though she still gets them at least some were from an underlying cause. She actually had to have surgery when she was four. Have they checking anything like that?
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DS (he'll be 2 next week) has been getting high fevers every 3 to 3-1/2 weeks like clockwork since August or September (I can literally pinpoint within a day of when he'll get his next fever spike). Our ped has steadfastly said that kids under 2 get viruses like crazy, but on Tuesday, we FINALLY got a tentative diagnosis of a Periodic Fever Syndrome, more specifically, PFAPA. He goes from being okay to being a very sick boy in no time at all. There are no other "typical" toddler symptoms like runny nose or cough, however he sometimes seems to have a sore throat and his neck gets stiff/sore, with swollen glands. DS stays at home with me, and we're not around a lot of kids on a regular basis.

I don't really want to put this out there so that you think there is something wrong with your child, I just wanted to share my experience. Hopefully it's just typical immune building viruses that your child is dealing with and he/she will feel better soon!!
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DS (he'll be 2 next week) has been getting high fevers every 3 to 3-1/2 weeks like clockwork since August or September (I can literally pinpoint within a day of when he'll get his next fever spike). Our ped has steadfastly said that kids under 2 get viruses like crazy, but on Tuesday, we FINALLY got a tentative diagnosis of a Periodic Fever Syndrome, more specifically, PFAPA. He goes from being okay to being a very sick boy in no time at all. There are no other "typical" toddler symptoms like runny nose or cough, however he sometimes seems to have a sore throat and his neck gets stiff/sore, with swollen glands. DS stays at home with me, and we're not around a lot of kids on a regular basis.

I don't really want to put this out there so that you think there is something wrong with your child, I just wanted to share my experience. Hopefully it's just typical immune building viruses that your child is dealing with and he/she will feel better soon!!

I was just reading about PFAPA. This sounds like my child. One minute she's fine, then boom she has a fever for about three days. It's totally crazy. And no runny nose, cough, nothing.And we are homebound most of the time. I think I'm calling the ped tomorrow.

Ok, sorry I hijacked. Thanks for the info.
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I've noticed that each of my kids have their own "common" sickness'. My oldest dd spikes those crazy high fevers, my son always gets a bad cough/ trouble breathing, and my dd#2 runny nose/congestion/cough
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