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Low grade fever for days with my 9 year old

10/21/2009

Question:

My 9 year old daughter has had a low grade fever for 3 days. The fever seems to go up and down. The highest temp was 101.5. The temp was gone during the day yesterday, but came back last night at 100.00f. She was at the doctors the first day, and we where told there was no flu or ear infection, or strep. She has no other symptoms besides the fever. I am still concerned. Thank you

Answer:

It is likely that she has a viral infection, which will likely pass without difficulty following supportive care such as increased rest and fluids.

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Response by:

Michael Spigarelli, MD, PhD
Formerly, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati