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Im very worried about my 6 yr old daughter. I took her for

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I'm very worried about my 6 yr old daughter. I took her for a routine check up today & was told she had a fever of 101.5. She's been complaining of a tummy ache for a couple days, but she does that often when she doesn't want to eat meals I've prepared.I've had a hard time keeping her fever down with ibuprofen, it shooting back up every 4 hrs like clockwork, accompanied with chills. I'm also concerned that the Dr noticed slight swelling of her spleen. Aside from a c diff infection last April, she's been in great health.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 1 year ago.

PediatricMD :

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PediatricMD :

The most common cause of a fever & tummy pain in children is a viral stomach bug

PediatricMD :

If the pediatrician has examined her, has he suggested a possible cause for the same?

Customer:

No

PediatricMD :

My suggestion would be to monitor the temperature for a total of 72 hours, and if the fever remains high (above 102 F) after that, then we may need to get back to the pediatrician and get some blood work done along with a urine examination / stool examination as needed

PediatricMD :

In the meanwhile, Ibuprofen and rest are the right course of action....

PediatricMD :

Is there anything else that I can help you with ?

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Customer:

The fever has suddenly shot up to 103

PediatricMD :

How long has the fever been present?

PediatricMD :

Also when was your daughter examined by the doctor?

Customer:

The fever started about 18 he's ago. The Dr examined her 12 hrs ago

PediatricMD :

Ok

PediatricMD :

My suggestion would be to continue with the Ibuprofen and rest and watch for any focus (like cough, pain while passing urine, diarrhea etc.)

PediatricMD :

If these symptoms happen, get her reevaluated,

PediatricMD :

otherwise wait for another 1-2 days and hopefully if it is a viral bug, then the fever should start coming down

Customer:

Alright thank you

PediatricMD :

You are welcome

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PediatricMD :

Please get back if you want any clarifications,

PediatricMD :

all the best for your daughter.... I hope she gets better soon :)

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