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Infant. Low grade fever, no appetite. History of large amount of hard bowel movement. Suggest

My 9 month old has been crying and moaning for 4 hours. He passed a large amount of large hard cylindrical stool 3 hours ago. He has a low grade fever 101.7. He is refusing formula -- he has had 14 oz today, but normally would have had 22 by now. He has been sick a lot this winter -- repeated bronchiolitis, strep, croup, norovirus, but has NEVER been this upset. He's unable to nap even in my arms.
Asked On : Wed, 1 May 2013
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Dear user,

My assessment is that he has something that needs urgent attention in the ER. I would not call a temperature of 101.7 a "low-grade" fever. It means that there is significant fever, and the least that is needed is to take him to the ER for blood counts, a culture and clinical assessment to rule out anything serious.

= Dr Taher
Answered: Tue, 28 May 2013
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