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My ds8 just received his second round (in almost 3 years) of IVIG with Dr. L last week, 5/26 & 5/27/13. He as had a low-grade fever since first day of infusion (99.2 - 100.6). My question is - how long should this last? He didn't have a fever 3 years ago after treatment. There are no other signs of infection. Nurse who administered infusion says this is normal. He was pre- medicated with Sol-u-medrol, Benadryl, Advil and Zofran. He also had a pretty bad reaction on day 4 after infusion. Severe headache, nausea, vomiting and fever. He still continues to have the headache and fever. He weighs 63 lbs. and I gave him five 16.9 oz bottles of water the day before, during, and 3 days after treatment. Am I missing something?

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Hydration 1-2 weeks before and after IVIG is helpful. Also, you can dose ibuprofen after IVIG - we usually dose it for about 3-4 days after the treatment as well as 3-4 days before treatment.

 

Not sure about the fever, as my son has not had that side effect.

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