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Hey,i have a 16mth old son and he keeps getting a temperature.the doctors just blame viral infection or teeth or ear but they just give us antibiotics. within a month of the antibiotics running out,he starts getting hot again. its been like this for a while now and im not happy about it.

anyone else have this problem with there kid?
 

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Hey,i have a 16mth old son and he keeps getting a temperature.the doctors just blame viral infection or teeth or ear but they just give us antibiotics. within a month of the antibiotics running out,he starts getting hot again. its been like this for a while now and im not happy about it.

anyone else have this problem with there kid?
I'd be requesting a referral to a specialist and getting another opinion .
 

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Asked the missus and she says kids that age pick up a lotta bugs but they can get ear and tonsil infections over and over
maybe try a different doctor or ask to see a specialist?
 

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Asked the missus and she says kids that age pick up a lotta bugs but they can get ear and tonsil infections over and over
maybe try a different doctor or ask to see a specialist?
Don' remind me , some of the worst flu's I every had happened after we started using a local child care occasionally .
If something was going around town , the kid(s) would bring i home.
 

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mmmm,cheers. thats what the gp said. hes had 3 lots of antibiotics and it does work,but about a month after it runs out he starts getting hot again
Antibiotics are a way of the doc saying they don't know wats going on, let's see if this works :p

A pediatric specialist should / would know exactly Wat to look for in kids. They are obviously prone to different things we are.
 

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And being in WA, the more you can make yourself a statistic using public funding, the better it will be for you. Over time you might get more hosptial funding from a bigger share of the GST. Which I think is fairer.

DO IT GO TO THE HOSPITAL! NOW!
 

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mate I have 4 kids our youngest is only 8 mths, the most common cause of temps at that age is usualy teeth babies can get temps for a majority of reasons as they cant even regulate there own body temp till they are 4, its actualy a good thing, pediatricians will tell you mild temps are good as its your babies immune system growing with your baby, I really dont think you have much to worry about.
 

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depends on the temp of course if its 40c start panicking and go straight to hospital!
 

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Try an ENT specialist (EAR nose and throat). But I reckon it is what Yom said. MORE BOOBIES!!!
 

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thanks guys. its gone up to 38.5 last night,hot but not about to set the drapes on fire... went to the doctors,said that its what happens to babys,or most anyway. i asked if i could be put onto a pediatrician and she said that they wont accept him because its not enough of a problem to worry about. iv done some reading on the net and i see its pretty normal. ill just keep his fliuds up and check his temp. if his medacine doesnt work in the next few days ill go staight to the hospital. he isnt acting different and still drinks and eats all his food.

again,cheers for your input guys. yous are a handy bunch :)
 

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Hey,i have a 16mth old son and he keeps getting a temperature.the doctors just blame viral infection or teeth or ear but they just give us antibiotics. within a month of the antibiotics running out,he starts getting hot again. its been like this for a while now and im not happy about it.

anyone else have this problem with there kid?
He is at the prime age for getting these types of viral infections. Its not uncommon for bacterial infections to start also which is why ABs are prescribed. It depends on the temperature also and how it affects him as far as food and more importantly fluid intake. If he is febrile, you can usually control it with simple paracetemol or nurofen. I would avoid long term use of ab's.

He is at a prime age for these niggling little issues so you shouldn't worry. I've seen many patients like him with these symptoms.

You'll struggle to get a referral to a specialist for this and the doctors would have picked up if it warranted it. He will start to have his deciduous teeth errupt and he will still be getting through his immunizations plus all the nasties that are floating around. It will pass.
 

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ok thanks.... i give him some nurofin at bed time to help him sleep and have a good sleep. during the day,cold water a warm/cool baths take it away for a while,plus its a bit more splash time fun for him,he likes the bath :)
 
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