Fever and SPD

by Jeff H
(Orange County, Ca)

My daughter (6) has SPD. We find that she frequently has fevers when sick (going up to 104) that last about 3-4 days along with typical symptoms. These occur 2-3 times a year. She gets the flu shot annually. She definitely puts things in her mouth which leads to more exposure. Could SPD cause her internal thermostat to be dis regulated? Should we see immunologist? Frustrating...

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Apr 18, 2015
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Fever and spd
by: Anonymous

My son has been suffering with periodic high fevers since he was about 13 months (now 2.5 yrs old). I have noticed that since that time he has had symptoms of spd. Has anyone discovered a link between these two things?! Is there a specialist that we should be going to? I am so frustrated, sad and worried about him and I feel desperate for answers.

Jul 24, 2012
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Fever after cold pool water
by: Tania

So we have twins boys 4 in August , 2012. One of them has been diagnose with SPD (scottie). The go swiming in our outdoor pool, I keep it in balance or try to for the clorine and PH and all that stuff. Scottie loves it even though he likes to lick all the surfaces witch I been correctting with the SOS books he has never had a cold or hot episode there, the pool water stays failly warm because is so shallow 30" 10' round. We started taking them for Swiming clases at the Y and Scottie like 30 minutes into class started shiverring lips purple to the point that the teacher noticed and removed him from class. the Pool water there was a lot colder then ours but still it was 97 F outside it was ok to me refreshing. He them became tierd, lost apetite and developed a very high fever. After four hrs his fever was gone and he was back to normal after that. The doctor daid it was a cold but I never heard of a four hr cold. Can this be related to SPD I wonder.

Dec 04, 2011
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SPD and frequent illness. Is there a link?
by: Anonymous

I have noticed very recently that my 7 year old son gets frequent fevers ( the highest ever being 106.4!) headaches and tummy pain/ troubles. He has only been diagnosed with SPD for almost four months. But I began to notice the frequency of his fevers about a year earlier in 2010. Just a few months ago in October 2011 I began to make note of how often he was getting sick. I noted he was ill the last week of October, the second week of November, and the fourth week of November. That's about every two weeks.

I began researching a possible link between SPD but did not find much on it. I began to realize that even all the times before his diagnosis that he was ill were times that something significant ( to a 7 year old :) ) were going on his life! I remembered he missed his Field day, picture day, Easter egg hunt, water day, and probably more that I can't remember, all in the first grade. He is now in the second grade and has missed Japan day, an award ceremony, Halloween, the week before Thanksgiving and lastly, after he was missing his grandparents who live out of town all since August 2011.He was so upset he asked to call them, which he hardly every does. I believe that when he is worried about something, is anticipating a certain day or knows something is coming up at school he gets sick. He thinks about it, worries about or anticipates it so much that somehow it becomes too much and he becomes ill.
I don't have proof but I do know my son.
I'm sorry if this is so long but I would like any advice pertaining to this if anyone has any. Also, if this has been helpful to anyone that's enough for me.

Thanx for taking the time to read this :)

Jan 09, 2011
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found a pattern to our fevers
by: Anonymous

Hi there, my daughter with mild SPD (now 8yrs)also succumbs to really high fevers. When she was younger it was a more regular occurrence but now it is more sporadic. I have found for us it comes about when she is in situations which she cannot control and cannot get enough sleep. To me she is the ultimate duracel battery - she keeps going and going and going. Eventually her body gives up, runs a really high fever (40 deg Celsius +) and then sleeps for a day and then is back to normal. For a long time it used to really worry me, but now that I've found the pattern we live through the fevers. Good luck to you.

Dec 03, 2010
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fever and spd
by: Anonymous

I'm not an expert or anything, but I'm a college student with spd and I believe that there can be a link between fever and spd. When a person has spd, their body often has trouble regulating itself when it comes to certain areas like heart rate. Our bodies regulate our temperature as well.

When I was born, my body needed help regulating itself in the temperature area. The doctors worked for hours to get to a safe level and still didn't get it as high as they would have liked. Even today, my normal temp is abnormally low and I'm extremely susceptible to low-grade fevers. So yes, your daughter may have a similar problem.

Nov 30, 2010
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opposite
by: Anonymous

My daughter's SPD actually started when she developed 5ths disease (nothing serious just a viral infection that goes away on its own, and once you get it you never get it again). The virus also causes a rash that looks like lace on her body and makes the skin super sensitive and she had a fever. I have found ever since that when her eczema flares up or she has a cold her SPD does get a little worse it's because her skin is more prone to being irritated anyway and her senses are heightened 1000 fold. i give soothing aveeno tubies in luke warm water ... put lotion on her and until she feels better let her wear what she wants (do you want to be in anything but pj's when your sick???) You might want to have her seen by an allergist but i'm sure it is the fever causing the SPD to flare and not the other way around.

good luck

Nov 30, 2010
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fever
by: Anonymous

Sjoe, poor thing! I have heard of a link between allergies and SPD, but not fever... Let us know if you know the reason why this happens so often.

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