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Child has consistent fever, abdominal pain. Labs positive for leukocyte. Is this due to flu?

My 8 year old daughter has been running a fever for 3 days now. As high as 104.5. She has been on a Motrin and Tylenol schedule for all 3 days and the fever keeps coming back. Today she complained if abdominal pain soni thought to check her urine. It was positive for leukocyte and negative for nitrite . Could all this be the cause of a UTI or the flu or something else? We do not have any health coverage so we haven t been to a doctor yet. What do I do???
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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For Urine evaluation, method of collection of urine is very important. Ideally mid stream urine should be collected and analyzed, as the first part of urine may give false positive results.
Fever in UTI is usually associated with chills and rigors.
Such high fever is common in UTI, typhoid fever, Malaria etc.
Motrin and Tylenol schedule is just providing symptomatic relief.
Ideally your daughter should be evaluated by pediatrician.
Hope that answers your query
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Answered: Thu, 4 Jul 2013
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