Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Liza | 2010-04-21


Fussy Baby

I could do with some advice here, Please.

On Monday I collected Jade from Crè che and she seemed fine. Late afternoon she started to get a little miserable and fell asleep on my chest. Check her temp and it was 37.9. Later that evening she was still very miserable (Temp was at 38.1) gave her panado and put her to bed. She woke at 11pm for the first time, but the rest of the night she was very restlessness and woke quite a bit. Took her temp the next morn and it was back to 36.7. Crè che said her ate fine but then around 1 her temp climbed again. So yesterday afternoon she was a bit miserable again, but refused to sleep and her temp stayed at 38.1, even after i gave her meds. Last night, the same, restlessness and the temp stayed at around 38.

This morning we checked her temp and its back to normal again, just phoned crè che and she has been fine. I don’ t want to just rush her to the doc again, because lately it feels like that’ s all i am ever doing. Her chest has still been a bit stuffy since the pneumonia, but nothing so hectic for me to be concerned about. I thought it might be teething but after googling it they say that fever is not usually a symptom. But i feel if it was something serious then the temp would be constant.

Any advice will be appreciated. She is 8 1/2 months at the moment.

Expert's Reply



A fever like this usually means that your baby has an infection.She has no obvious signs of the infection so the most likely infections include a possible urinary system infection or an ear infection. Another possibility is that her fever may be due to the early stages of a common viral illness at this age called Roseola ['baby measles'] If her fever persists your daughter should be seen by a doctor.

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