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My son is 4. On Friday, he came down with a stomach ache and

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My son is 4. On Friday, he came down with a stomach ache and temperature. The next day he had a fever and chills all day. Sunday, the temp was gone. If anything was very low like 99. He has a wet cough now. Today is Monday. He had no temp this morning. And went to school. Great energy. Are a big dinner. Then said he had a belly ache. Again diarreah and now a low grade temp of 99.4. Is this really weird? Scary? What's going on? Worried mom here.

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How many times did he pass stool?

Is there any blood in it?

Does he have vomiting or any other symptom?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He's only had diareah twice. He had a normal still today today. No blood. No vomit
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But Friday and Saturday he had a fever and then got better and now today just at night it's back???? After the diarreah it came back??

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I meant he had a normal stool today too. I meant to say. And no fever. Then...ate dinner. Ran to the bath room. Had the runs and then got a temp.

Thank you for the input.
From his history, it is likely due to a viral infection.
Symptoms can vary.

Stool can be formed then get loose.
99-100 is not very high temperature.
You can wait & watch.
Viral infection usually subsides by 4-5 days, sometimes prolong though.
Usually supportive measures are needed.
Please give him plenty of fluid to keep good hydration.
Pedialyte can be given.
Tylenol is good to control fever.
Ibuprofen can be given as well.
However, I would recommend to get him examined if the symptoms continue or if the diarrhea gets worse.

A stool test, blood work can be needed.
I hope this information will be helpful.
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Wish his healthy life.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could this be something serious??? He is acting fine. Energetic and eating.

It does not look anything serious.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could he have caught a different bug? Why would a fever leave and come back?

Different virus can cause infection.

Virus infection is usually self limited.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What does that mean? Could a fever go away and come back?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Friday/Saturday it was 102-103. Sunday it was gone or 99. And today it wasn't there this morning and then after dinner came back. That's my concern.

It can go away & come back for a while & then subside.

If the temperature gets high like 103 he will need an examination by doctor.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It was only high for 2 days.
So it can be normal for it to return??? At a low temp? That isn't concerning?

It is normal for the fever to wax & wane.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. I believe this is viral but just confused on why it's lingering.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
why the temp came back. Just worried

We have discussed those questions already.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know I guess I'm trying to understand the virus. Gastro virus can linger this long?

Yes, it can prolong.

Sometimes, bacterial infection can set in.

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