Mon 7 Mar, 2011 06:13 pm
my 4-yr old daughter has a fever always at night time, she's fine during day time. I took her to the doctor the 3rd day of her fever, she even had her lab test like urine test. The doctor found clear. It was all okay. Doctor gave suspension for her fever. Her fever during night time reaches too high. Is anyone can share opinions about my daughter's situation. Today, I'm gonna take her to another doctor (pedia) to see her again.
What was her fever? did you use a thermometer?
Little children sweat at night.
thanks for ur reply...her fever reaches to 39 degree celcius sometimes 38...she is really ok during day time...
You may be putting too many covers on her, too.
Take her to the Dr. just to be sure, but it is unusual for this to happen only at night.
It is normal for children to have slight temperature spikes in the early evening. 38°C hardly qualifies as a fever, even 39°C for a child for an hour wouldn't be unusual, especially if you had the child bundled because of the cold.
We, and your doctor, need to know more.
How long do these fevers last?
Just until bedtime?
Just from bedtime onward?
At what hour does her temperature return to 36°C?
Collect a few days of data and tell us.
When I was raising my two boys by myself, it terrified me that their temperatures would spike at 7PM, until that is, a very kind doctor told me to nevermind and my own mother, who was a pediatric specialist nurse for forty years, chimed in with the same advice.
Joe('Tis not easy having kiddos)Nation
How many layers of blankets and other covers are on her bed? Is the heater vent aimed at her bed? Is her room very warm at night?
My bedroom is extremely hot at night, especially when the heat is on in the winter. I finally had to block the vent to keep most of the heat from my room in the winter. I also keep a small fan going in the room at night for some air circulation.
Is there a certain type of food you give her at night and not during the day that she could be allergic to?
@joe nation: her fever starts like 6pm onward i even wake her up every 6 hours to give her fever meds. I keep asking her if any parts of her body ache but she said none at all. I really wonder why. She has no colds or something. She eats good.
heaters in our country which is typically has a hot weather condition is no longer necessary however we're using aircondition to cool our nights but last night i turned it off and was using a fan coz i was suspecting perhaps because of too much cold. She eats the same foods as we usually eat in our meals. I feel guilty though coz i forced her to get up to go to school since she's been missing some days in school for 2 weeks since she started to have the fever.
Could your daughter be teething? Sometimes when new teeth are growing in, kids experience a mild fever.
I think you are right in seeking a second opinion since the fevers have occurred for more than several days.
Does your daughter act any differently than her usual self? Is she showing any other symptoms than the fever?
Hi!I have the same issue with my son.Did you find what was it?Thank you