I have a one year old and a two and a halfyear old. My one year old has been sick most of this week and was seen by the ER and his pedi on Thursday and Friday. He had a virus which she said was"herpangina." itcaused high fever (103)and sores on the back of the throat. No antibiotics were given as they dont cure a virus.
He is okay now but my 2 year old has the same blisters on the throat (I looked with a flash light this morning) and his fever has been off and on all day. I am alternating motrin and tylenol but right now hes in the bath with a 103.5 fever! I just made an after hours call and the pedi said if hes alert, drinking and peeing he is okay. She gave me ways to reduce the fever and said to alternate the meds every 3 hours instead of 4.
Im worried for him because he is burning up and Im exhausted from 5 previous nights of this with my one year old. Has anyones child had this before??? What was the highest temp your child had and how long did everything last??
Is a 104 temp ER worthy even if your child is acting okay???
Im going to google "herpangina" but wanted Mommy feedback too. Thanks ladies.
104 is deff ER worthy!!
How much of the tylenol and Motrin are you giving him?
OMG DO NOT PUT THE CHILD IN THE BATH, that can cause febrile convulsions!
If it's 104 WITH medication...then yes, it is ER worthy.
If you cant break 104 fever then yes go to the er.
And i agree do not put him in the bath. I dont know why people or drs suggest that
My son had this too, but because they can't do anything try using a luke warm bath and keeping clothes off. The fever lasts forever. It was the worst thing ever. But if you do take him in again ask for the magic mouth wash it helps the blisters not hurt as much. They write a script and you can get it at the pharmacy.
Those blisters are awful, my son had that about a month ago, he was sick for about 2 weeks. I don't think he got to 104 though, you should probably take him if you try a cool bath and pedialite and it won't go down.
The pedi just told me to put him the bath with tepid water. She said when my hand touched the water if I could feel the temp difference on my skin it was too warm. He is sitting right here beside me (Im on a lap top) and I just took his temp and its 102.7 with a good ear thermometer I bought today. The bath was the only thing that brought it down quick actually!
Its just weird becuase my pedi is great but very conservative. She told me Friday to throw out my thermometer and go by what my son looked like not by the numbers I read! She said if a child is at 104 and still talking and looked ok and was coherient <sp> then you didnt need the ER! I think thats BS and if my son get up that far off we go!!!!
This pedi I just spoke with was an on call pedi becuase mine is on vacation this weekend. She was very helpful!
Thanks for all the replies ladies......
Im just literally in tears today with the stress of my poor kids being so sick. My husband left for sea on Monday and it never fails that the shit hits the fan as soon as the submarine leaves the pier! I miss him...I need him...and dont have him :(
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