Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Stan | 2007/04/23


Fever problem

my son is 3mnths and since Saturday has been having a bit of a fever its on and off and he refuses to drink his bottle. i took his temparature on and it was 38,9. is this normal and what could be the caurse of this

Expert's Reply



The fever is of course not normal.There must be a reason for such a high fever ranging from a virus infection to an ear or urinary system infection, so ask your doctor to see him.

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Posted by: Pegs | 2007/04/23

The virus Jule is referring to is called Roseola, also named Baby Measles. But babies are funny things - mine ran a fever that shot up to 40.5 for 5 days, and not during, or after, was there anything else wrong with her!
But since yours is still so small, I would rather take her for a checkup tomorrow

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Posted by: Jule | 2007/04/23

My paed told me that babies tend to get a virus, which causes the fever to go up and down, even if you don't give him anything. This can go on for 5days. Either everything just goes back to normal or after the fever he will have a slight rash all over his body.

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Posted by: topaz | 2007/04/23

Please have your baby check. Ask the doctor to test his urine aswell. My son got a fever at 3 1/2 months and he had a bladder infection. Further tests were done and the discovered that he had a renal reflux.

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Posted by: CINDY | 2007/04/23

please go to your doc immediately, that temp is way to high it can cause fits. you lo could have a throat of ear infection

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