Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Tasja | 2009-01-14


Dont know whats wrong?

My Little girl is 13 mnths.Since Saterday she has a very high fever,at nighttime it gets to 39.9 degrees celsius.I,ve been at the Dr with her 2 times and phoned 2 times.We`ve taken a urine sample,theres only a little proteiene.Her ears isnt red,her nose isnt runny,her throat is not red(Doctors told me)Theyve send the urine for further testing yesterday.I`ve heard nothing since.Anyway she is very niggly,cries and mouns a lot!She is on antibiotics at the moment,last night the fever was again 39.5!
I`ve noticed this morning that her 2 " oogtande"  is coming out(both),her 2 front teeth came out Christmas at the same day.

My son is now 3.5 years,he also had a little fever when is teeth came out,but not this high!

What could this be??Is it her teeth.Theyve ruled out a cold,baby measels,and it doesnt look like urinetractinfection!

Expert's Reply



Your daughter's fever is not due to teething. The most likely cause of her fever is indeed 'baby measles' which is also called Roseola. The rash usually appears after between 4 days and 7 days of high fever. The rash only lasts a day or two and the fever immediately subsides.There is no reason for your daughter to be on an antibiotic. This illness is caused by a virus.Please let me know if you remain concerned about your baby.

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