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3 yr old with fever but no other symtoms or signs

she possibly broke her wrist and now is running a fever. is it possible to be running a fever from a broken bone? she has no signs of anything. no runny nose, cough, nothing. all is normal except shes running a fever. what could it be. isnt it true a fever is telling you something is about to come? im sitting her crying cuz im freaking out...please help.

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Asked by madysmommysgirl at 7:55 PM on Feb. 21, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • If you think she broke her wrist, take her to the ER! Then they can tell U from there. GL!

    Answer by my2luvbugs at 7:59 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • why freak out over a fever mom, take a deep breath, a low fever is ok, if you are worried about the wrist take her to the ER to make sure.... A low grade fever or a fever of around101-102 can be a sign of infection or cold bug her body is fighting off. get the wrist checked out and just keep an eye on her and make sure she drinks plenty of liguids..

    Answer by midnightmoma at 8:00 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • I agree with the above answers or your child could be having their molars coming out.
    Give some Ibuprofen or tylenol. Hope they feel better.

    Answer by Butterfly1108 at 8:41 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • And put a cold rag over her little forehead and make her as comfortable as you can take her clothes off except her undies have her wear some shorts so she won't feel so warm or take her a quick bath to cool her off.

    Answer by Butterfly1108 at 8:43 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • ah,hello honey.first take her to get her wrist checked out.that should of been done as soon as there was a I THINK...her wrist is broke and as for the fever that sometimes goes with a broken bone...ger her to the doc.or hospital honey dont let her suffer...good luck..

    Answer by nana1967 at 9:03 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • ok so i only had so many letters i could put on here and i guess i shouldve been more clear....i have taken her to er for the wrist. they dont know cuz her bones are still growing. ive also taken her to a specialist and shes casted....thats done and over with. now my question was could she be running a fever due to the wrist?

    Answer by madysmommysgirl at 12:32 AM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • How recent was the wrist injury? I don't think it's related. If it's a low fever, don't worry, it's going to be fine. Can you give her Tylenol? Keep her warm but not hot, check her fever after the Tylenol in an hour to see if there is a change. Sometimes there isn't and the body is fighting a virus and it's perfectly normal. If it gets high, consult a doc but don't freak out. Just keep an eye on her and breathe!

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 2:19 AM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • the wrist thing happened on tues nite. she got it casted friday afternoon and the fever started then. just as we were walking into the doc to have it casted. i have been giving her motrin now since about 530 friday evening and it comes down to normal temp but as soon as the meds start to wear off it goes back up. i will say though it was 100.5 friday evening after i gave her the motrin and this morning before i gave her the motrin it was only 100.0. so thats a bit better but not enough you know. so now what?

    Answer by madysmommysgirl at 12:11 PM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • My doctor told me NOT to medicate for a fever that is below 101. This is your child's natural response towards a possible infection. If you give her medicine to reduce the fever, you could suprese her body's natural defenses.

    I would call the ER and ask the nurses just to be sure.

    Answer by rebabeach2 at 12:43 PM on Feb. 22, 2009

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