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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
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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
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