Hi Dr Sears,
My son who is now 51/2 always runs very high fevers. They run around 105 and sometimes more. Its been like this since he was little.
Anyways, he attends preshool and although I do everything I can possibly do to keep up his immune system he still gets sick.
He eats very healthfully-very little processed food, all organic . I make him carrot juice daily, he drinks green smoothies etc etc. I give him probiotics, vitamin C, Vit D,elderberry,cell salts etc etc. I have literally tried everything. Before he started preshool he got the occassional illness although he was around other kids and public places on a daily basis. I'm at the point where I want to take him out of preshool for a month or more just to get him healthy. We are still recovering from walking pneaumonia and now he has picked up something else and is in bed w a fever again.
Went to the pediatrican who gave us antiobotics today. I am hesitant to use them b/c he just had some 2 weeks ago for the mycoplasma. He was fine afterwards but then slowly complained of a sore throat and now the high fevers.
Why does my son run such high fevers? The nurse at the Dr's office said her son is the same way. I just cannot understand why he
gets sick more often than the other kids when I feel I do everythng right. Any help would be appreciated. I also worry about giving him the fever reducers day after day until his illness clears. I know other kids at the preschool get sick and there is a cough they have named after the school! Many moms complain about the chronic cough their kids have. But my son gets sick w fevers more often than any of the others.
This sounds puzzling to me as well. I would ask your doctor about doing some blood work to assess his immune system. You should also get allergy testing. As for the HIGH fevers, I don't see any particular problem with that, and I don't really have any explanation. I don't think it's a medical worry though.