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Fever after a fall? The Biscuit Farmer. 2 kids; Vagina, Russian Federation 9128 posts
28th Mar '12

My 18 month old fell earlier today, down two steps outside. She bumped her head a little, and she broke some skin, and busted her lip. Other than that, seemed fine.



I took her temp around 5 or 6, and it's 9:16 now. She was on FIRE, and had a 100.4 fever. Gave her some advil, an hour later her temp was the same. I don't know if the meds hadn't kicked in yet....



About 30 mins ago, I took her temp again, like twenty time with the Vicksburg behind the ear 1second touch thermometer. I got readings from 100.7 to 103.4 and I looked up online how to properly place the thermometer. With that information, I tried again and still got a 102 and 103.4



Called a pediatrician and she said to alternate advil and Tylenol every three hours, try a cool bath, and bring her in tomorrow. Would you wait or go to the ER? I'm just worried because the fever happened after a FALL, and I guess the pedi didn't hear that part....

I had a BabyBumpBelly 17 kids; American Fork, Utah 34384 posts
28th Mar '12
Quoting The Biscuit Farmer.:" My 18 month old fell earlier today, down two steps outside. She bumped her head a little, and she broke ... [snip!] ... wait or go to the ER? I'm just worried because the fever happened after a FALL, and I guess the pedi didn't hear that part...."

I would take her to the ER. Are her eyes dilated? How soon after she fell did the fever come on? Did she get a goose egg or nothing?

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11904 posts
28th Mar '12

I would take her in to be safe, but the fall could honestly have nothing to do with it and just when a virus or infection signaled the body to start attacking. Yet again though I WOULD TAKE HER IN.

The Biscuit Farmer. 2 kids; Vagina, Russian Federation 9128 posts
28th Mar '12

If I'm not mistaken, I took her temp the first time within an hour of the fall, moreso within 30 minutes. And I understand that the fall could be unrelated, but it's just really coincidental, ya know? And she hasn't been sick at all for weeks now. I don't even think shes teething, but if she were, could she have a fever that high?

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11904 posts
28th Mar '12

Every kid differs. Audrianna always has super high fevers. Cylus on the other hand never does. RSV started off super sudden for both of my kids. No symptoms before except a fever and then came a cough.