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What can cause a fever that doesn't include any other symptoms??

My son has been feeling a bit warm since yesterday afternoon around 4pm. I gave him ibuprofen and it seemed to have gone away until about 4 am this morning.im taking his temp from his underarm and it is showing 99.7. He is acting normal and has no other symptoms. Has this happened to anyone else?

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1stTimeMomofOne

Asked by 1stTimeMomofOne at 3:24 PM on Jan. 9, 2013 in Kids' Health

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  • Thank you all for the answers! They were very helpful and he seems to be doing a bit better. It's sometimes very confusing being a first time mom especially with first fevers!! I appreciate the help!(:
    1stTimeMomofOne

    Comment by 1stTimeMomofOne (original poster) at 8:25 PM on Jan. 9, 2013

  • Yea, loss of appetite and a slight fever definitely sounds like teething. They don't want to eat because their mouth is sore when their teething.
    Gabbriellasmom

    Answer by Gabbriellasmom at 8:01 PM on Jan. 9, 2013

  • Low grade fever CAN be a sign/symptom of teething. LINK HERE to what I found. And, yes, he could be getting some molars in about now. My friends have a 1 year old that just cut 5 teeth in 2 days. One day when we were over there that baby was inconsolable because of the pain.

    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 5:25 PM on Jan. 9, 2013

  • That would definitely make sense if it was the teething. Is this around the time that the back teeth are supposed to come in?
    1stTimeMomofOne

    Comment by 1stTimeMomofOne (original poster) at 3:44 PM on Jan. 9, 2013

  • Yes,teething can cause fevers
    Inflammation causes surges in temps
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:39 PM on Jan. 9, 2013

  • He is about 15 months old. I haven't tried taking his temp orally or rectally but he is acting pretty normal. Just a little loss of appetite. Yesterday I noticed him putting his hands towards his mouth and crying so I assumed it could be the molars coming in except reading/googling says teething doesn't cause fevers? Yet after I gave him a bit of orajel he just stopped doing it.
    1stTimeMomofOne

    Comment by 1stTimeMomofOne (original poster) at 3:38 PM on Jan. 9, 2013

  • How old is he? A common ailment is roseola, which produces a fever and after the fever breaks, a rash on the neck & trunk appears.
    ABeaverhausen

    Answer by ABeaverhausen at 3:29 PM on Jan. 9, 2013

  • a fever
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 3:28 PM on Jan. 9, 2013

  • Ear infections can do it, stomach viruses, really just a multitude of things.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 3:27 PM on Jan. 9, 2013

  • 1st I'd take it orally or rectally so you get an accurate temp
    99.7 isn't really a high temp
    If he's sick,it could be a garden variety virus
    How old is he?
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:27 PM on Jan. 9, 2013

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