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What causes frequent fever and cold in a child?

Hello! Our daughter is 30 months old. For the past several months she was getting ill very often after she has had an enteric infection in the summer when she was treated with antibiotics. After that she had colds or flu several times, stomatitis, with a high fever. Recently when again she had a flu as we thought, our doctor advised to make some tests (blood, urine for dysbacteriosis etc.). The results returned with Proteus Vilgaris in her urine, sensitive to cyprofloxacin. Ultrasound for kidneys is fine, blood shows eosinophil - 1, white cells 5, neutrophyle lymphocyte 39, segment 53, ESR - 3. Can this be the reason why she is getting ill so often? If the reason is Proteus Vulgaris should there be any other symptoms apart from the fever? If we use antibiotics again will we supress her immune system even further? Should we repeat the urine test in case it is a mistake as we might have not collected her urine properly? Thank you very much in advance!
Thu, 29 Jun 2017
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If urine test is positive for Proteus Vulgaris you will have to take appropriate antibiotics for urinary tract infection.
Regarding recurrent episodes of cough cold and fever, it's not unusual for a baby under the age of a year to have frequent coughs and colds. At this age the body's immune system is still immature so a baby is likely to develop symptoms such as a cough, runny nose and sometimes a temperature when they become infected with common viruses.
Other causes of such complaints are Allergy, chronic Rhinosinustis etc.

For further queries regarding this disease or its medications you may take my appointment at Healthcare Magic.
Dr. Khan Shoeb
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What causes frequent fever and cold in a child?

If urine test is positive for Proteus Vulgaris you will have to take appropriate antibiotics for urinary tract infection. Regarding recurrent episodes of cough cold and fever, it s not unusual for a baby under the age of a year to have frequent coughs and colds. At this age the body s immune system is still immature so a baby is likely to develop symptoms such as a cough, runny nose and sometimes a temperature when they become infected with common viruses. Other causes of such complaints are Allergy, chronic Rhinosinustis etc. For further queries regarding this disease or its medications you may take my appointment at Healthcare Magic. Dr. Khan Shoeb