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What would cause a baby's fever to spike very high at night and be ok during the day.

Baby is 9 months old. It spiked to 103.3 friday night, then yesterday was at 98.6, last night went up to 102.5, then 104.2 She woke up today at 98.3, and now its back to 102.

I have been giving her motrin and tylenol (alternating) she has no cold or flu symptoms she has been eating normally and i have also given her a small amount of mixed water and pedialite. She has been crankier then normal, and it doesn't appear as though any teeth are coming through. SO i am confused as to what this would be.

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Love2beMom

Asked by Love2beMom at 4:09 PM on Nov. 21, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • my daughter does the same thing but she sweats real bad and just over heaats when shes tired but it never went that high maybe its best to ask a dr
    emmysmommy09

    Answer by emmysmommy09 at 4:28 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • My guess is that the doc would say "it's a virus". Viruses have a "life cycle" where they replicate over minutes or hours and that is when the child would have the fever or feel worse. I'd say it's very appropriate to bring her into the doc tomorrow. Good luck.
    kjrn79

    Answer by kjrn79 at 4:39 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Fevers always tend to spike at night, totally normal! This is one reason why you need to wait for your child to be w/o fever for at least 24 hrs before bringing them back to daycare, playing with other kids etc. They can wake up in the morning and be fever free and seem fine, then later in the day it starts to go up again.
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 5:08 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

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