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Fever only at night

Posted by on Feb. 24, 2008 at 10:14 PM
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Hi I don't know if anyone has experienced this before but my 4yr old has been having a fever only at night for the last 2 nights.  He acts normal, eats well is playful, but for some odd reason has a fever of103 at night. Yesterday when he woke up from his afternoon nap he said his head hurt, which we found odd for a 4yr old to say and that's when we noticed he was burning up.  After the Motrin took effect he was running around and the fever seemed as something of the past, unfortunately it returned during bedtime and again this morning.  Now it's 10pm and and my DH just felt him and he has a fever of 103.  I'm definitely call my pediatrician tomorrow, but can anyone give me some insight on what this might be....thanks in advance!

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by on Feb. 24, 2008 at 10:14 PM
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mom4jads
by on Feb. 24, 2008 at 10:18 PM
All of my kids had this too. It's just seems to be viral, but take him to the Dr. anyway to check for strep(head aches are a sign)Or an ear infection. But my kids were fine once the Motrin kicked in.Make sure he is drinking alot too.
Mimomof3boys
by on Feb. 24, 2008 at 10:19 PM
Hmm....my son did this a few weeks ago and I took him to the doc cause I was scared it was strep, but he had walking pneumonia (SP) and he had just a slight cough. Actually my oldest and my youngest had it...I had the doc check all three kids!

Good luck and hope he is better soon.

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Cathie111
by on Feb. 24, 2008 at 10:48 PM
Has he ever had Roseola? It's rare after the age of 4 but fevers at night, and sometimes headaches are symptoms.  Here's Dr. Spock's info:

"When should you suspect roseola?
You should suspect roseola if your infant or toddler develops a persistently high fever with no other symptoms, and he doesn't look very sick. He may not be quite as active as usual, he might be slightly irritable, and his appetite may be a little off, but he looks remarkably alert and active considering his 103 to 105 degree fever. One of the signs that your child might have roseola is his ability to continue to run around and play despite his high fever. While the fact that your child looks well can be reassuring, you should always discuss a fever this high with your child's healthcare provider. The fever usually will last three or four days, but may persist up to seven days. Just as the fever goes away, he will break out in a pink rash that starts on his trunk and spreads to his arms and neck--and sometimes to his face and legs. The rash may be slightly raised. It lasts a few hours to a couple of days. Other, less common symptoms that can accompany roseola include cough, runny nose, stomachache, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, and swollen lymph nodes and eyelids. However, if your child has any of these symptoms with his fever, it is less likely he has roseola."  (Roseola, Dr. Spock, Para. 6, http://www.drspock.com/article/0,1510,6047,00.html)

-Cathie

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