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Toddler with many fevers, why?

I have a 4 year old. Every month for the past yr, or so, he gets these "feverish" spells (as we call them) once to twice EVERY month! Very HOT to the touch all over, goose bumps, chivers and says he's very cold and can't get warm, and just screams at the top of his lungs about how his tummy hurts really bad! Any ideas? It lasts between 12-24hrs ONLY! Then after he is better, he gets big red splotches (sz of a 50 cent piece) all over his back.

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Asked by sherbear84 at 7:19 PM on Oct. 12, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Have you brought this up to his pediatrician? If it is happening often this isn't something that needs to be left alone.

    Answer by KalebsMommee at 7:26 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • Next time you see the first sign of it you need to bring him to the ER right away. You need to also notify your childs doctor of this and you should have months ago. Something isn't right here and this is your child we are talking about. If you have brought him to the ER or the doctors then you should have mention this in your post. (Leaving out info doesn't help us to give you good advice.)

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:33 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • i would make an appt asap to discuss this with a doctor. if this was my kid and this was a reoccuring issue i'd be all over those doctors for some answers something is not right.

    Answer by 82ndairbornewif at 9:00 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • I agree with all of them. ASAP get that baby seen. Ask for blood cultures. Don't settle for any lame answers from the doctors if what they say just doesnt feel right. I hope you and your baby the best

    Answer by neasey5 at 9:08 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • Make sure you are writing down all of the symptoms and see your doctor. That sounds like something you shouldn't ignore.

    Answer by Lifes-A-Dance at 10:18 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • Try this site. You may be able to get some ideas. Also, make sure you look at the whole picture. What he eats, how he behaves, where he goes. EVERYTHING. Write stuff down.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:04 AM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • This just happened to my 2 1/2 old dd. lasted only 12-24 hrs. first this happened to her. so if it happens again we will take her to drs. Good luck.

    Answer by momofzachjassop at 1:54 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • Did you notify your pediatrician.? Does he /she know this is happening to the baby.. if so what do they think it is? And how can you make your child at least feel better.? keep looking for doctors until someone can tell you how to handle this situation..

    Answer by incarnita at 3:54 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

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