Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
186 Doctors are Online

16 months old has had a low grade fever for 40 days

My 16month old has had a low grade fever for 40 days now. He has been to his pediatrician 3 times and I took him for a 2nd opinion somewhere else. He got his Polio shot on the 12th of May, that night started with a low grade fever and very cranky. 1 week later had coxsackie for a week. A week after that I took him back to the dr s because he still had a fever and she checked him out and said he shows no sign of the virus anymore. 1 week after that I brought him back and she did blood work and his wbc count was a little higher than normal and he must be fighting off some kind of virus. I took him for a second opinion a few days later and they said to call back in 2 weeks if the fever persists. That was a week ago. He still has a 101.5 fever and I am starting to get very worried that something is wrong. He has high pitched crying and just yesterday he started sneezing but I don t understand why he s had a fever for 40 days.
Asked On : Wed, 22 Jun 2011
Answers:  1 Views:  176
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Pediatrician 's  Response
welcom to HCM,
read your prob, how strange baby has been suffering from fever since 40 days n ur consulting doc hasnt been able to find the cause of fever. causes of such fever may be UTI, SOME KIND OF ABSECES, TUBERCULOSIS. U must get some investigations CBC, ESR, COMPLETE URINAL ANALYSIS, SONOGRAPHY OF WHOLE ABDOMEN. MOST COMMON CAUSE OF SUCH FEVER IS UTI. So u should refer all these things to ur pediatrician n start proper treatment.
Dr. Aseem
Answered: Wed, 22 Jun 2011
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor