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3 year old with persisting fever. Is blood test needed?

my daughter around 3 years 8 month she is having fever on last Friday, saturday than we have given her fever medicine and anti biotic than she is fine, than again she suffered fever on last Tuesday than on wednesday she is purely fine and on Thursday she again had fever again we have consulted with doctor and given her medicines she is fine now i would like to ask why she is suffering this fever again and again is there any blood test required, is there any problem?
Asked On : Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi ,
From what I understand from your history she got fever and then became afebrile only to get it back.This kind of fever which is kind of biphasic where child is alright in between happens mostly in simple viral infections.If there is no detoriation in her status except for fever you can wait but if the fever goes beyond 7 days then it would be better to get blood investigation done.

Take care
Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Usually there are types of fever in different infections.
Like intermittent fever in which fever will come on and off such as in viral or malarial fevers and upper respiratory tract infections.
Continuous fever like some viral fevers.
I advise you to go for basic investigations like CBP, malarial parasite, widal test and CUE to know any infection after consulting your Pediatrician.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Emergency Medicine Specialist Dr. Sheeba Stephen's  Response

Hello and welcome to health care magic. Thanks for your query

Since your child is having periodic fever ( intermittent), which subsides with fever medications and recurs again
There are few medical conditions in which we see this kind of periodic fever. It is very difficult to diagnose with out proper physical examination to find the infection foci .

She may require few basic blood investigations to find the root cause for fever.

Wish you all the best
( Emergency consultant)
Answered: Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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