Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Henda | 2012/05/24

Q.

Fever spikes

I have a 21 month old girl that all of a sudden is getting fever spikes of 40 degrees without any warning of looking sick. She has had a little running nose but the doctors say that it is not so seriously. What is bordering me is this has been going on for +-month to two. I don’ t know what to think about this?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your really do need to find out why your daughter is having these very high spikes of fever. The most common cause in little girls is a urinary system infection. Other important causes such as an illness called 'brucellosis' also need to be excluded. Your daughter must be taken back to the paediatrician. If necessary you may need to get a second opinion.

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