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    Fever of unknown etiology
    bar911 posted:
    we are entering past 72 hours with this same thing. My 4y/o son had fever 103.8 thursday night . vomitting joined in Friday morning. we went to pediatrician diagnosed with Gastroenteritis put on BRAT diet blah ,blah. vomitting went away as fast as it came and we have been battling these high fevers for the last 72+ hrs. leaves him listless. I'm a CSFA on pediatric open heart team I'm so frustrated right now his strep swab was negative. Waiting on culture to get back tomorrow morning. He's not complaining of sore throat or really anything just looks and feels terrible. It takes a lot to get me overly concerned working with such sick kids for over 20 yrs but I'm pacing as I type this! I passed cocerned about 36 hrs ago. I've been up for 2 days giving him luke warm baths alternating Tylenol and Ibuprofen every 3-4 hrs and pushing fluids. Any suggestions?
    Justice765 responded:
    My son is currently in the hospital having on and off high fevers of 103-104 point something . Doctors indicated he had a peritonsillar abscess behind his tonsils in which a fluid filled sac that could be cellulitis or bacterial infection. Waiting for cultures to come back. ENT performed procedure to open up access and drain . My son given Tylenol and ibuprofen alternating every 3 to 4 hours . Son subsequently still had high fever of 104 post procedure . My concern is etiology of these temperature spikes .

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