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Headache, legs and eyes pain with fever - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi,my 5 year old son has been complaining of headeche, legs and eyes in pain for 24hr now and he has had fever of 38 - 38.7 all time. Thank you
Doctor :   Hi
User :   nice to meet you, my wife worrying , if we should take him to hospital or not
Doctor :   May I know if he has any cough,cold, loose motions, vomitings ?
User :   none of them
User :   but some runny nose
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   he was weak for a while in day, he slept in day
User :   1-2 hours nap
Doctor :   Please folow the few steps that i advise you .
Doctor :   1. Please give him cool water sponging.
Doctor :   It is regarded as complicated when it is for mor 3 days and above 39.4c
Doctor :   2.Give your child plenty of fluids to drink to prevent dehydration (not enough fluid in the body) and help the body cool itself. Water, clear soups, popsicles and flavored gelatin are good choices.
Doctor :   3.Make sure your child gets plenty of rest.
Keep the room temperature at about 70°F to 74°F
Doctor :   4. Infants tylenol for the child.
Doctor :   Please let m eknow the weight of the baby now ?
User :   if he had calpol and temperature dropped , but before we were trying to cool him down without medicine.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   he is almost 6yrs,and 35 KG
User :   he is a tall boy
Doctor :   Calpol or tylenol are almost the same. dont suggest anything else.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   For 35 kgs , we give 5ml thrice per day.
Doctor :   If the fever doesnt decrease in 48 hrs, get some gynecologist opinion and some tests done : User :   what could be serious do we need to take him to emergency if any other symptoms appear?
Doctor :   Sorry Pediatricians opinion
Doctor :   One could be if there would be any rash
Doctor :   it could be a very bad viral fever .
Doctor :   It could be meningitis or encephalitis if there is any stiffness in neck
User :   tangilits ? but he is complaining neck pain as well
Doctor :   Ok.
if at all some infection in ear, nose or throat also ?
Doctor :   Ok, In that case , if he is complaining neck pain, i would suggest immediate ER
User :   some throat maybe
Doctor :   As it can be meningitis
Doctor :   As well.
Doctor :   Please rule out meningitis or encephalitis.
Doctor :   All other are mostly easily curable.
User :   thank you, very helpful
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   goobay
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