Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Racoon | 2009/07/07


5 month old with 39.6 deg fever

Hi Doc

My 5 month old son has been running a fever since Sunday. It started at about 38.8 and since this morning its gone up to 39.6. Two hours after panado it went up to 39.6 again. My paed isn' t worried as the little guy is still smiling and playing and eating and drinking. His throat and lungs are clear and he doesn' t have any other symptoms apart from being pale and knawing at everything due his two first teeth erupting. I am worried. What is your opinion?

Expert's Reply



Your baby may be getting an illness called Roseola or baby measles.This is a viral illness affecting babies and young children. The first sign is a high fever for 3 to 5 days then a rash appears which lasts for 2 days. When the rash appears the fever disappears. Give your bay Calpol or Panado for the fever as his fever is very high indeed.

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Posted by: nieta | 2009/07/07

klink na babamasels. Die kind kry vir 3/4 dae vreeslik hoe koors maar verder is hulle heeltemal fine en dan so na die 4de dag sal jy sien daar is ' n baie fyn uitslag. soms is die uitslag so lig dat jy wonder of daar regtig een is en of jy jou dalk verbeel. Die oomblik as hulle uitslaan is hulle so te se gesond, die koors sal ook dan net ewe skielik verdwyn. Al wat jy kan doen is panado stropies gee vir die koors. Sterkte, hou my op hoogte of dit toe babamasels was.

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