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What causes high fever and painful defecation in children?

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Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015
Question: Hi,
My 4 year old daughter got sudden high temperature on Sunday early morning (3rd may, 3 AM). Her poop in morning was white and painful as she cried. We took her to doctor at 12PM. He adviced probiotic drops and Bacigyl N and Ibugesic for fever (as meftal p doesnt work on her).
Fever details :
3rd may
3 PM , 5PM,
4th
2 Am, 2PM
5th May, 6AM
Her poop is not white anymore. But i wonder why the fever still comes. We completed 2 days of medication. How long should we continue the medication and is this expected. There was no vomit, no loose motions.
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It seems to be a case of viral infection

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Most often such episodes of fever are due to certain viral infections. Irrespective of treatment, usually it takes 5-7 days to resolve. So, it is not unusual if it continues for the next few days. You have to be a bit patient. You need to give her Ibugesic whenever the temperature is above 100°F.

Unless the child becomes lethargic, you need not worry. If the fever lasts for more than 7 days, you should consult a doctor.

Regards
Dr. Diptanshu Das
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das (9 minutes later)
she is not lethargic when she is not feverish. very normal..
should she be on bed rest? when can she join school?
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
You need not worry

Detailed Answer:
In that case you need not worry. She does not need bed rest. I suggest her to join her school after one or two fever-free days.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Brief Answer: It seems to be a case of viral infection Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. Most often such episodes of fever are due to certain viral infections. Irrespective of treatment, usually it takes 5-7 days to resolve. So, it is not unusual if it continues for the next few days. You have to be a bit patient. You need to give her Ibugesic whenever the temperature is above 100°F. Unless the child becomes lethargic, you need not worry. If the fever lasts for more than 7 days, you should consult a doctor. Regards Dr. Diptanshu Das