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What is the cause of recurring mild fever in a child ?

my 2 year old daughter has been unwell/not herself for about 8 weeks now. she is very pale has dark circles under her eyes lethargic, some days of her food and irratable. every couple of days has a low grade fever , i just cant get to the bottom of what is the matter with her, she s lost her little spark and is always tired, i am very worried it may be something serious. she is getting her bloods cheched on monday but i am wondering if anyone can give me an idea of what might be wrong with her, thanks
Asked On : Sun, 15 Apr 2012
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Hi any fever more than 10 days old should be investigated thoroughly especially for children whose immunity is very less when compared to adults.Give her plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Her tiredness and lethargia and her dark circles are all secondary to fever.
Children are more prone for infections as they are exposed to the organisms for the first time. Don't worry once your blood investigations and a proper medical management she will be fine soon. As I told earlier keep her well hydrated with soups,fresh fruit juices and water.
Let's hope for the best. Take care.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Kimberly Martin's  Response
Hello and welcome to

Your daughter may be suffering from anemia. Alternately, she could be suffering from allergies.

It is unlikely that your daughter is suffering from anything serious. The blood test will help determine the cause of her illness. In either case, once the problem has been determined, medication or diet will help alleviate her symptoms.

Be well,
Dr. Kimberly
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