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amother




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Post  Sun, Jan 12 2020, 12:38 am
We had a strange situation last week. My dc had flu but recovered really quick. A few days later spiked another fever, had a little rash on face and a red bump behind ear.
Next day fever was gone and over next 2 days the bump swelling receded. We figured it was a swollen lymph node due to virus. (We were in touch with doc who advised us to watch it and bring in to be seen if fever persists in case it’s an infection)
Then a day later dc spiked a very high fever (around 104 range) we went back to the doc & tuns out his ear was infected. Child didn’t even complain about ear! (Btw other ear than swollen lymph node which is basically gone now).
Oh and he tested positive again for flu- which I guess he’s still shedding bec it was same strain as seen exactly a week before.

Ok, any insight?
Another question- he was cranky all morn, felt warm but had no fever and then suddenly spiked a very high fever. Has anyone had this? Found it so weird...
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amother




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Post  Sun, Jan 12 2020, 12:41 am
My kids always get high fever with an ear infection.
DH had high fever and after a day his ear started hurting, he had a double ear infection! A grown man!!
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amother




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Post  Sun, Jan 12 2020, 1:15 am
I would be very concerned something else is going on if he was on antibiotics for the infection. Request a cbc with diff - it is a cheap blood test and gives an idea if something serious is going on or a regular infection.
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amother




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Post  Sun, Jan 12 2020, 1:17 am
amother [ Blue ] wrote:
I would be very concerned something else is going on if he was on antibiotics for the infection. Request a cbc with diff - it is a cheap blood test and gives an idea if something serious is going on or a regular infection.

Wasn’t yet on abc then & we did do a CBC- wbc was abt 13. Nothing crazy
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amother




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Post  Sun, Jan 12 2020, 1:36 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Wasn’t yet on abc then & we did do a CBC- wbc was abt 13. Nothing crazy

No worries then imho. Prob just ear infection my kids run 103. I would be worried if fever spikes after abx kicks in.
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amother




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Post  Sun, Jan 12 2020, 1:41 am
amother [ Blue ] wrote:
No worries then imho. Prob just ear infection my kids run 103. I would be worried if fever spikes after abx kicks in.

Tnx! Bh not experienced with ear infections. Dc almost 3 and only 3rd infection. Other 2 were together with rsv so have no point of reference in what would be typical.
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Peach
 

Post  Mon, Jan 13 2020, 2:44 pm
how do doctors treat ear infections? meds?
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amother




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Post  Mon, Jan 13 2020, 3:19 pm
amother [ Peach ] wrote:
how do doctors treat ear infections? meds?
is this a general question?
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amother




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Post  Mon, Jan 13 2020, 3:41 pm
amother [ Peach ] wrote:
how do doctors treat ear infections? meds?

Do you live outside the US?
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Post  Mon, Jan 13 2020, 3:59 pm
My baby had 104 with an ear infection
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