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    Default Recurring fevers since starting daycare..

    My son is 15 months old and he started daycare when he was 10 months old and after being there for a month for 2 days a week, he started to get fevers every 2-3 weeks and each time we see GP, he said its a viral infection. Is anyone else's child in daycare in a similar situation?

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    Is he getting sick or just fevers?

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    Just fever and sometimes snotty nose or a cough or sometimes both

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    My DS was sick a bit in his first 12 months. Some were viral - some were teething. So for me it was somewhat normal I guess.

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    Sounds about the same frequency as DD last year. Seemed like she just got over one virus then caught another. She's been in daycare 12 months now so I'm really hoping the illness slows down soon!
    I couldn't believe it but everyone assures me the first 12 months are the worst then things improve. I really hope so

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    DS had a fever/runny nose/cough/general cold symtoms about 2-3 times/month for about the first 6 months. One year in and down to about once every 3 months now!

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    Yep. Fevers. Coughs. Runny noses. My DD was sick each fortnight for the first year. Lots of tonsillitis and upper respiratory infections. (She does have compromised immunity though)..
    But it's pretty normal.

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    How high does the fevers go and how long does it last?!
    When will this stop? It can't be nice for the poor little guy.
    We are trying to fatten him because he's underweight but the recurring fevers does not help at all

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    Default Recurring fevers since starting daycare..

    Unfortunately it's very common. My DD started 3days a week care at 6mo. Had antibiotics 5 times by 10mo, febrile convulsions from temps over 40, grommets at 11mo.

    From 14mo we've hardly had a sniffle. She is now 6. As frustrating as "it's good for their immunity" seems at the time, in our case she did get it out of the way quickly. Hang in there, fingers crossed you are through the worst x
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    OP i found it awful to be honest. Fevers depending on the virus could last days or 24hrs.
    Poor thing. I also sympathise with the weight gain and illness causing problems.
    After a few tonsillitis episodes we ended up getting them removed so we're going hoping this year she's going to do much better.


 

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