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Forum Name: Pediatric Topics
|mom-2-4 - Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:26 pm||
My 11 month old daughter has had fevers on and off for almost a week now. The highest it has been was 103 a couple days ago, but now is staying around 100-101. She's also had diarrhea on and off for a couple weeks. And now, just within the last two days, has been a little lethargic. She looks tired all the time even though she's been sleeping alot within the last 2 days, even has dark circles under her eyes. Her heart rate seems to be elevated as well, between 140-152 while sitting. Her only medical history is recurrent pink eye that I was told couldn't be treated with an antibiotic because it is viral pink eye.
Should I be concerned about these symptoms? Her one year well child check is on June 4th, is it okay to wait until then to see my doctor about these symptoms?
|Debbie Miller, RN - Tue May 19, 2009 7:36 pm||
Babies can become dehydrated quickly and lethargy is a sign of that or infection so I would not wait but have her seen right away unless you can get her to drink lots of fluids such as Pedialyte and she responds well.
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