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DS has been running a fever for 48 hours now. He's sleeping a lot and grumpy, but has no other symptoms. No snot, no ear-tugging, etc. He does occasionally get up and play a little, is nursing constantly and pees, but the no other symptom thing is freaking me out a little. I guess my question is when do I actually start to worry, talk to a doctor (sil's boyfriend is a family doc), etc.<br><br>
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When dd had a UTI all she had was a fever but once when she peed she went as pale as a ghost then threw up. She wasnt showing any symptoms other than that.<br><br>
Is his pee darker than usual or less than normal or have a strong smell? anything like that?
 

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How high is the fever? Is it consistently high or is it lower in the morning and goes up throughout the day? If so, it's probably viral and will run it's course. My dd has ran a few very high fevers with ear infections and never acted at all like her ears were bothering her.
 

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no, pee really seems normal. we use fb with white microfiber inserts and i haven't noticed any color or smell changes
 

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Is his color normal? My rule for fevers is five days if it stays below 104 and comes down with antipyretics <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br><br>
If the fever persists or he develops new symptoms, I'd have him seen.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">How high is the fever? Is it consistently high or is it lower in the morning and goes up throughout the day? If so, it's probably viral and will run it's course. My dd has ran a few very high fevers with ear infections and never acted at all like her ears were bothering her.</div>
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he definitely seems more comfortable in the morning, especially this morning (the most he has played since Thursday night and ate a little) but has been getting warmer all day. we haven't actually taken his temp, we usually only give fever meds at night to help with sleep.<br><br>
he's had ear infections before, but never ran such a high fever with them. although they all developed after yucky colds/lots of fluid and drainage
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Is his color normal? My rule for fevers is five days if it stays below 104 and comes down with antipyretics <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br><br>
If the fever persists or he develops new symptoms, I'd have him seen.</div>
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his cheeks and forehead are flushed but color is normal otherwise. the fever does come down with meds, we give them at night to help with sleep.
 

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Most ear infections are viral but IME the ones where dd ran a high fever were bacterial.<br><br>
As long as he's keeping hydrated I would give it a few more days. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I'd second the Roseola. IME, fever with my kids with no other symptoms have resulted in either a UTI or Roseola. And when I researched my ds's symptoms when he ended up having Roseola a few months back, I found that basically those were the only two illnesses with symptoms of fever and nothing else. With Roseola, my ds had a fever of 104 for 4 days, then it broke and he had a rash for a bit after that. I used fever reducer only when I worried about him dehydrating and when he didn't want to nurse.
 

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Truthfully, I would let the fever go. It is a good sign. It shows that he body is able to take care of whatever he is dealing with.<br><br>
I suspect a virus and he'll show up with a faint rash in a few days at which time the fever will subside.<br><br>
I would give him sodium ascorbate powder at this time. JMO
 

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Have you looked in his throat? DD has had a fever for two days, and I just looked in her throat. Pussy tonsils. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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thanks everyone - he is still running a temp although lower than it has been. he had some yucky, stinky poo a little bit ago and then threw up everywhere. watery, yellow-ish throw-up. i gave him a quick bath and am trying to nurse him to sleep now. dh took dd to the grandparents for the day, so hopefully he can get some good rest
 
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