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#1 of 11 Old 03-06-2003, 05:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Baby w/FEVER....Worried!!

This morning after playing outside for a while dd came down with a slight fever. She felt sleepy (I guess because of this) and she took a nap for 2 hrs...that's normal. Now when I checked again her fever had gone up to 101.2 F. She is 15mo and has never been sick until now. She has 8 front teeth and still nurses. She refused to eat lunch but she ate some crackers and blueberries, that's all. She is cranky and a little less active but nursing a lot.

Since she has never been sick I don't know how to go about this. Is there something I should do... I know that fevers are actually good for you so I haven't given her anything to bring it down. But now that it has gone up 101.2F (with the ear thermometer) should I make a move?

I posted this question in Health & Healing but only got one reply.

I got really scared when she suddenly dosed off on me. I thaught it was probably a seizure but I think she was just very sleepy. I ran to the bathroom because she was feeling heavy and I wet her head w/water and she seemed to focus better. ( I think I just woke her out of her sleepiness). Then I found a pink spot under her arm....WHAT IS THAT? It has a little red dot in the middle.

I really need your help, please. I don't know if I am just paranoid! She is now on her second nap (that's not normal). But her fever goes up and down and up and down...

Should I dose myself with some more vitc, should I make myself and echinacea tea and take some flaxseed oil softgels. Should I give her anything?


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I think you should call a doctor right away, just to be on the safe side. Does the red spot look like a bullseye? Could a tick have bitten the baby? How old is she?
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http://www.aldf.com/Lyme.asp Does the red spot look like this?
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I looked at the picture that you mentioned and it does not look like that. At first I thaught the spot was from some of the blueberries' juice on her. It is a small spot with a light pink color and the little dot in the middle is barely visible + it doesn't have any white color around it. It does not look like a bulls eye.

She is 15mo and she was playing outside on the cement... but we have a great dane that runs all over the place.
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Maybe she has chickenpox? It kinda sounds like it.
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I would call the ped - maybe it's something, maybe it's nothing, but better safe than sorry.

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Yeah, it never hurts to call the doctor. give her fluids and let her rest. SOunds a little like chicken pox to me too.

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Thank you ladies for all of the advice.

Dd's temperature went down to 99.6-100F for the past few hours. She had a nice long nap and woke up feeling better. She has been playful but also a little cranky.

Now I am a little less paranoid. I know you all told me to call the doctor but when you all suggested that her ped's office was already closed. I don't want to take her to the ER cause they will probably try to give her a dose of something that will bring the temperature down & it's not that high anymore anyway.

I took some extra vitamin c and have been nursing her as often as she wants and she seems much more content. She even felt good enough to take a little walk outside when dh got home (it's in the 80's down here so a little fresh air wouldn't hurt).

Do you really think it might be chicken pox??? Where can I find more information on that? I'm calling the doctor first thing in the morning.

Thank you all for your concern.
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Could a spider have bitten her?

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when I suspected chicken pox my doc said to give a really warm bath. evidently that will make the "pox" multiply if they do have chicken pox (look on the torso for spreading pox)
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