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Experience:  20 years of experience in treating children.
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My 1yr old granddaughter won't eat or drink has a fever and

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My 1yr old granddaughter won't eat or drink has a fever and a blank stare at times
JA: How long have you had a fever? Do you have any respiratory symptoms?
Customer: Nothing respiratory, fever off and on for a week
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Decreased urination, mucousy poop
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for your question.
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Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 8 months ago.

Does she have any other symptom?

Did she have any test?

Was she checked by doctor?

Which medicines did she take?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
We had her checked out but everything is negative want to know how long this will last
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 8 months ago.

Which tests did she have?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Blood culture's,urine ,normal blood work, she's not interested in playing either
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
She also had a chest xrayed and abdominal xray
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Nothing wrong with her throat or ears eithwe
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 8 months ago.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
How serious is this
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for the input.
From her history & results of the test, it is likely due to a viral infection.
Viral infection usually subsides by 3-5 days, sometimes prolong though.
In infection, children can loose appetite.
However, stare look needs to be discussed with doctor.
In high fever, there can be seizures
Tylenol is good to control fever.
Ibuprofen can be given as well.
Please try to give her adequate fluid to keep good hydration.

Decreased urination can be from dehydration.
However, I would suggest to get her an examination by doctor, if she is unable to take feeding.
I hope this information will be helpful.
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Wish her healthy life.