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My grandson is 5...he has a chronic low grade fever

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Posted on Thu, 4 Apr 2019
Question: My grandson is 5...he has a chronic low grade fever that randomly spikes to 102+..This has gone on for several months...he has been treated with regular courses of antibiotics...He has had his tonsils and adenoids removed and when younger had tubes in his ears...the ear situation has apparently resolved but this fever persists....
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly some examinations are needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I understand your concern.

There are many medical conditions that can cause a low grade fever in children.

I suggest some examinations to confirm the diagnosis.

A stool test to check for a parasite infection.

A urine test to check for a urinary tract infection.

A complete blood count to check for any recent infection.

Meanwhile, you can use anti-inflammatory medication such as Tylenol in case of a fever.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi

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My grandson is 5...he has a chronic low grade fever

Brief Answer: Kindly some examinations are needed. Detailed Answer: Hello dear and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. I understand your concern. There are many medical conditions that can cause a low grade fever in children. I suggest some examinations to confirm the diagnosis. A stool test to check for a parasite infection. A urine test to check for a urinary tract infection. A complete blood count to check for any recent infection. Meanwhile, you can use anti-inflammatory medication such as Tylenol in case of a fever. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.