Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Will Food Reactions Cause Fever?
0

6 posts in this topic

My 3yo daughter was complaining of a stomach ache all day yesterday, and her voice sounded 'groggy'. I chalked it up to post nasal drip, since she has been suffering from seasonal allergies this year. She laid on the couch most of the day, but still got up to play periodically, going outside, etc. By last night she was feeling warm so I took her temp, which was at 102*. She was really complaining of stomach pains at bedtime again so we gave her a childrens motrin. After chewing and swallowing it, she was complaining about her throat being hot.

Could the initial problem have been a reaction to something, or does the fever mean that it's something viral? How about the motrin reaction? Or could that have not been a reaction at all, but just a sore throat starting?

I am so tired of trying to pinpoint all of these reactions/symptoms :(

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:
My 3yo daughter was complaining of a stomach ache all day yesterday, and her voice sounded 'groggy'. I chalked it up to post nasal drip, since she has been suffering from seasonal allergies this year. She laid on the couch most of the day, but still got up to play periodically, going outside, etc. By last night she was feeling warm so I took her temp, which was at 102*. She was really complaining of stomach pains at bedtime again so we gave her a childrens motrin. After chewing and swallowing it, she was complaining about her throat being hot.

Could the initial problem have been a reaction to something, or does the fever mean that it's something viral? How about the motrin reaction? Or could that have not been a reaction at all, but just a sore throat starting?

I am so tired of trying to pinpoint all of these reactions/symptoms :(

Updating that this morning she feels better and her temp is normal.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My son used to have frequent tummy aches with low grade fevers before we got his diet sorted out. I don't know how many times I kept him home from school because of the 24 hour-no-fever rule when I was pretty sure it wasn't viral. Whether it is really that food issues make a child more susceptible to other allergy and viral problems, I don't know. I just know it is really hard to see your child feeling bad, and I'm glad your daughter is better today.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My son used to have frequent tummy aches with low grade fevers before we got his diet sorted out. I don't know how many times I kept him home from school because of the 24 hour-no-fever rule when I was pretty sure it wasn't viral. Whether it is really that food issues make a child more susceptible to other allergy and viral problems, I don't know. I just know it is really hard to see your child feeling bad, and I'm glad your daughter is better today.

She *was* better most of the morning and early afternoon. Then she became very sleepy again. Soon her fever was creeping back up, her eyes were all red, and her fever was back to 102*. At bedtime she was complaining of her tummy hurting again, and the feeling that she needed to throw up :(

I guess I'll see how she's feeling this morning again. I really need to start some kind of a food diary to try to aid me in remembering what they are eating and what reactions they are having to see if I can pinpoint to specific foods. Of course, now I've read that the reactions can show up anywhere from immediately to 3 days later?! This is so difficult!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
This is so difficult!

Oh, HUGS, MAMA! I know how hard this is!! And it is incredibly hard to find the support and resources that you need to sort your way through the probably multiple things that may be contributing to your DD's ills. I have extensive experience with just this sort of thing, as I am working with my three young children. I wish that I could help you more, but I had to offer my hugs because I have found the experience to be overwhelming. Yet, it remains the best thing that ever happened to me . . . giving birth to a super silly child! But when you deal with the frequent illness, the constant worry and search for answers to what ails your precious child . . . it just feels so lonely. I hope that you will find the resources and support that you need. You can do this! And as your child gets older, I suspect that it will get easier . . . as that has been the case for us.

Best wishes for figuring this out.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




Hugs, Mama! It IS difficult. I know all too well the struggle it is to keep a young child healthy and well, especially when dealing with celiac and other food allegies/intolerances. We have had experience with fevers as reactions to both gluten and dairy. My middle child had several instances of high fevers overnight that did not result in any illness, seemingly in response to gluten exposure. My youngest has had fever with dairy exposure.

And, unfortunately, large and/or consistent exposures seem to inevitably lead to longer term illness, as it seems to be quite an assault on their immune systems.

We have used the Children's Motrin (usually dye-free and always liquid) without any problems.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,110
    • Total Posts
      919,432
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Hi Lisa, I completely understand why you didn't do a biopsy on your daughter.  I went through the appendix thing myself...not fun!  I was diagnosed with just bloodwork and no biopsy, but did have the full panel.  I would go back to your PCP and ask for a full panel to include TTG, EMA and DGP tests.  Since she was already willing to test you, I'm sure she would be willing to order these.  Good luck!
    • What a gross title–it bothers me and I wrote it! It wasn't my idea originally. The research paper the data came from was entitled, "Experimental hookworm infection and gluten microchallenge promote tolerance in celiac disease" published recently in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. View the full article
    • katesyl.........this is an older topic so the OP most likely won't answer.  I can, however, offer a piece of advice for you. Just going gluten free will probably not drive your inflammation markers down into normal.  It does depend on how high they were to begin with but with all autoimmune diseases, there will be inflammation going on forever.  Get used to wonky blood work because most of us will have that issue. I have 4 autoimmune diseases in total and, although I have driven certain inflammatory markers way down, my recent sed rate number was elevated.  The normal is supposed to be 30 and under in a woman my age but mine is 50.  With 4 AI diseases, I doubt it will ever be normal and I don't let it bother me. I am not willing to take major meds at all and use more natural anti-inflammatory supplements.  You can do whatever you feel comfortable with in regards to treatment but don't expect normal numbers with Celiac Disease. Inflammation will improve but normal?  Most people never get there completely.
    • My daughter's PCP did not go against anything, she offered to do the biopsy - I was the one opposed to it. My DD, who was 10 at the time had just spent 3 weeks in the hospital, very sick with a ruptured appendix, then had 2 surgeries a few months after. I didn't see the need to put her through anything else with her numbers so high and all the classic symptoms. Apparently, in some other countries, if your numbers are all high, they forego biopsy. Anyway, I was really asking about myself and whether I should push for add'l testing. I am still new this this and trying to get up-to-date and wasn't sure if my PCP should conduct other blood tests before I go completely gluten-free. I have been somewhat gluten-free, but not entirely. I have no problem going gluten-free, but want to make sure that I am doing it for the right reasons. I wasn't sure if the Gliadin Abs IgA was sufficient to point to Celiac and possibly doing a biopsy for me. Or if additional blood test would make more sense.   Thanks!!
    • I would like to know if you have found out the source of your inflammation yet. I'm gluten free three years but my inflammation test was high.
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,147
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    Otto'sMom
    Joined