Frequent fevers, sweating a lot in head. Reasons ? - Online Doctor Chats
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I am in bangalore. I have some question about my son's health
He is 3 year 5 month
106 cma and 17KG
he is doing all his daily activity normal
morning 9.30 to 1.30 pm going school.
But he is getting fvr frequently
it will be there for day or two
we give synorest
and it will go
Only other behaviour is he swets lot, mainly head
i wanted to know what could be the reason for both swetting and fvr
we consulted DR and he said the swetting is by nature, no need to worry
we are worried about his frequent fvr
Does he have any other symptom along with fever?
Are you there?
Some time nasal congestion and cuf, no vomiting, loose motion
Let me explain to you.
First I shall inform you the positive things.
His weight is ideal for his age.
We expect a child to have a weight of 17 kg at around 4 years and he has achieved that in 3 years, 5 months.
His height is also pretty good.
Average children reach 42 inches around 6 years of age.
That implies he is well nourished and all the organs are performing well.
Are you following?
Fever is usually secondary to some infection.
In infants and toddlers, virus are the commonest infections.
And since the immunity of viral infections lasts only for few days, a new virus or the same virus can infected a person within few weeks.
Besides that, the body resistance of children is not fully developed.
It is these infections that tune the body to secrete more antibodies
so that as they reach 5-6 years of age
he is protected against most infections.
In simple words, the current repeated infections are a process to set up normal immunity.
Therefore if the number of episodes of infection is restricted to less than 6-10, then most of the doctors including me are not worried.
Presuming your son also has less than this number, you need not be worried much.
"episodes of infection is restricted to less than 6-10" does is mean per year
6-10 episodes a year would be considered normal.
We need to check for other causes of fever if the number of episodes persist even after 6 years of age or
if the current episodes are very, very frequent say about 12-15 or more in a year.
Have you followed?
If the frequency is less than the above mentioned number, you need not be worried.
that means not worry, whenever there is fvr we can give hime synorest
Take care of his nutrition as you have been doing now. And keep his height and weight monitored.
"keep his height and weight monitored" - for this what i need to do
Yes, the symptomatic medications as suggested by the pediatrician will help him to go through the acute phases of infection.
He will outgrow his symptoms with time.
Have you followed?
Do you have any other query?
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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