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Recurring fever in 6 yr old

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  • Posted By: kridillon
  • August 11, 2009
  • 10:14 PM

My daughter has periodically over the last year or so gotten random fevers that don't seem to be associated with anything in particular and then they just go away in a couple of days. Weekend before last she had one of 103 that last 72 hours, then went away, then came back 4 days later. The doctor continues to tell me that kids get fevers and that fevers aren't dangerous. I get that concept, but I don't understand how this is a constant part of our lives. We were seen most recently on Sunday morning (today is Tues) and I was told the same thing. Yesterday she didn't seem to have the fever in the afternoon and so I stopped the tylenol/motrin rotation. This afternoon around noon it came back full force and now she's passed out on the couch at 5:30. What could this be and what should I do?
She doesn't have any other conditions except or a chronic stomach pain issue that has yet to be diagnosed. She had the condition as a baby and we had a barium xray and I was told that she had a colon that was twice the size it should be, but that with age her body would catch up. She constantly complains of stomach pain, pretty much each time she eats. The doctors know this too and I've requested another barium xray to see how her body has caught up over the last 4 yrs, but they are not willing to do that right now. We are scheduled to see the GI specialist again next month. Could these two situations be related?

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  • I have the exact same problem with my 5 year old.....recurring stomach pain for about 2 years now...pedediation same response...he has virus......or strep infection....now this month he is getting recurring fevers 103 degree fever lasting for 11 hours or so in addition to the stomach pain.....its becoming a once a week thing....we are going to the pediatrician tomorrow...quite frankly I'm not in the mood for his pooh, poohing me...I now this doesn't answer your question...I'm feeling quite frustrated with him being sick all the time....
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 26, 2009
    • 07:06 PM
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  • My daughter had a fever that was on / off for a few weeks when she was one year old. The doctors were completely useless and kept telling me to give her calpol (paracetamol). In the end we went to see a herbalist (was an hours drive) and my daughter conveniently cooperated and had a high temperature at the time. The herbalist gave us a tincture to give to my daughter 3-4 times a day and we gave her the first dose before we left. On the way back home about 10 minutes after we gave the medicine my daughter was sick - a lot of bile and mucous... after that she went straight into a peaceful sleep, her temperature came down and by the next day she had changed into the happy, intelligent child that she had been before the 'fevers' had begun. She wasn't sick again and we continued to give the tincture medicine for the following three months on the herbalists advice to help restore her immune and digestive system. The herbalist was fully qualified and was difficult to find (there aren't many around in the UK) but it was well worth the trip - I only wish we had tried it soooner.I don't know if it will help your daughter's tummy pains but I would recommend you try and find a *qualified* herbalist and see what they can do to help.Whatever you decide, I hope you find some answers.Best wishes,
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 27, 2009
    • 00:17 PM
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