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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Marab | 2007/08/21

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Fever when sleeping

My 3 year old has developed a fever of approx 39 Degrees the last 4 days consecutively - after falling asleep. I managed to break the fever, but have no other clues as to the reason for them. She does not have an upset tummy, runny nose nor any other symptoms during the day and is playfull as ever. I have contracted a slight cold, but this does not seam to have affected her.

Should I let the fever ride itself out, or should I seek medical advise? She did have one episode of a fever fit at 1 years of age with Otitis Media. But she does not indicate that her ears are hurting...

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

This is such a good letter as you give me all the information I need to be able to assist you. Has your daughter been in contact with a child with chicken pox or other illness recently?If this is not the case then her fever is certainly significant and despite the lack of any clear indication as to what can be wrong with her, I suspect a urinary tract infection. Please have her seen and ask specifically about this possibility when you see the doctor.

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Posted by: Marab | 2007/08/22

Thank you doc! I have suspected your probable diagnosis of a urinary tract infection myself. This morning she compalined about a burning in her private parts, and this seems to be something we could work from!!! She does not complain when she goes to the toilet herself, and says that it does not burn every time. Can I have a urine sample examined at a pathology lab before I visit my GP???

Secondly - if it turns out to be infection, is there a possibility that her cuire could lie in anything else but antibiotics ( she is very sensitive to most types and I have to fight of secondary infections later...)

Thanx

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