My 3 1/2 year old son has been running a fever since Saturday of 101 to 103 degrees. His nose is also very plugged up and nothing will break lose when I have him blow it. I took him to the doctor yesterday and she told me it was just allergies. His lymph nodes are swollen and his ears are a little red. I have been giving him tylenol for his fever and it helps sometimes. The doc told me to keep giving him the tylenol and prescribed him Claritan and said that if it doesn't get better in a couple of days to take him back and she would give him antibiotics but I still think something else is going on with him. Should I take him to a different doctor or wait like she said? Any advice would be great. Thank You!!!Answer Question
Answer by josiesmommy00 at 9:40 AM on May. 27, 2009
Answer by amy31308 at 9:43 AM on May. 27, 2009
Answer by 2wndrfl_btrflys at 9:43 AM on May. 27, 2009
allergies can lead to an URI. Fever and swollen glands are a sign of an infection. With a fever higher than 101, alternate APAP with Motrin. In my opinion, claritin doesn't work. Zyrtec would have been better.
Answer by Dani32 at 9:44 AM on May. 27, 2009
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Answer by monica-alvarez at 9:50 AM on May. 27, 2009
If he still has a fever it has been five days and I would be worried if it was my child. I think the red ears could be from the fever. If he is congested but not running a fever you could sit with him in the bathroom and run a hot shower and let him breathe in the steam. This helps with my child if the congestion isn't so bad. She also has a nebulizer that I use when she is really congested. My daughter gets congested really easy and cannot release the mucus and such easily so it will set up in her chest. It will sometimes turn into an infection with a fever. Talk to your doctor about a nebulizer. It has worked wonders with my daughter. If she starts to get really congested I will put her on it and it usually breaks up the congestion. If congestion is a reoccurring problem talk to your child's pediatrician about nebulizers. My daughter doesn't have to be on Claritin everyday which is a relief. Good Luck!
Answer by plumdelightful at 10:01 AM on May. 27, 2009
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