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    Constantly sick 4 year old daughter
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    530native posted:
    Hello i am a young father with a four year old little girl. For the most part we live a healthy life style, however, my child is getting sick more and more often. In the past she would have the occasional ear infection or cold. It seems like nowadays though she is getting sick a lot more often.
    Today for example, she was playing throughout the day and then toward night time she developed a fever of 102 degrees within an hour or two.
    My question is what could be contributing to my child getting sick so often?
    And also what could she have that makes her develop a fever so rapidly?
    Any information would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    cos16 responded:
    Please see a ENT for ear infections
     
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    cos16 replied to cos16's response:
    Young children are prone to ear infections because of their small auditory tubes. These tubes connect the ears to the throat, and they may get blocked when a cold causes inflammation. This traps fluid inside the middle ear, behind the eardrum, allowing germs to breed. The symptoms include fever, fussiness, cold symptoms with runny nose, cough, eye discharge and ear-pulling.


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