Originally Posted by dawn1221
We are going thru the unexplained fever thing right now too. DD has been hovering around 102 since Sunday morning without any other symptoms except she isn't eating much. It spikes higher at night and we aren't forcing her to have her temp taken overnight. Last night she was in a tepid bath twice. It is just awful.
I took her to the ped yesterday because she was breaking out in hives all over her body when the temp spiked at night. We had been doing the tylenol/motrin thing but the motrin wasn't helping and was upsetting her stomach (since she isn't eating much). Today I have been giving just tylenol and she seems to have cooled down a bit.
Gosh I hope she doesn't have roseola.
Hmmm...the rash with Roseola appears after the fever is gone. It was like, WHEW, she's better. Then she broke out in a rash on her stomach and back.
It's no big deal, though. Actually, my vax-friendly/natural ped. said it's a good test for her immune system.
I'm not one for medication...but the Dr. suggested that for Roseola, the virus is going to do its' thing with or without Tylenol/Motrin. It really kept her comfortable and able to rest and eat/drink.
PS...We gave her a sippy cup of water during the night. She drank the WHOLE cup during the night.