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My almost 3 y/o DS has spiked 3 very high fevers over the past year. The latest was this morning. He woke up feeling fine then fell asleep on the couch which is unusual for him. I felt him and he was very warm. I took his temp. and it was 103.4. I gave him some fluid and left him alone. I don't like to stop fevers because I think they serve a purpose.
His fever broke around noon and he is now back to normal. He acts as though he was never sick.
The last time he did this he had some loose stools with the fever and it lasted off and on for about 36 hours. The highest that time was almost 104.
Before that time it lasted for a full morning and maxed out at 103.7 with no other symptoms.
I don't understand what would cause him to spike fevers with virtually no other symptoms.
I keep hoping it is the beginning of chicken pox but no such luck.
My kids are all born with kidney reflux. They've all spiked fevers and when their fevers go up, I check their urine and they always have kidney infections. Sometimes, their fevers go away on their own (within 3 or 4 hours). Oftentimes, I have to give them Silver Shield for it.
I've always heard that when they get very high fevers, it's often the kidneys. Before I knew that my children had problems w/their kidneys, they would often get high, unexplained fevers. Now that I know what they're from, it makes sense.
If your child gets high, unexplained fevers that stick around, get their urine checked out pronto. Kidney infections can go bad very quickly.
Mom to 7 kids!