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Child had strep. took antibiotics. Complaining of neck, head and stomach pain. Reason?

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more than strepmy six year old son had strep recently. he finished the antibiotics on friday. today he woke up complaining of a head and neckache. then started to complain of a stomach ache as well. he has a fever of 101 and is very fatigued. should i be conserned or is it just the flu
Posted Sun, 5 May 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Samik Basu 3 hours later
Hi ,
Thank you for your query.I understand your concern.
It might be flu .
These are symptoms of a viral infection.
Give him rest and antipyretics.
Give him plenty of fluids and nutritious diet.
Kindly go for blood tests if the fever persists beyond 3 days.
Consult your doctor if the problem persists.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
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Follow-up: Child had strep. took antibiotics. Complaining of neck, head and stomach pain. Reason? 1 hour later
he skipped dinner i could not get him to eat. i gave him a fiber chewable and sent him to bed. the fever went down a little but still elevated and he is still complaining about his stomach. thank you for your help
Answered by Dr. Samik Basu 2 hours later
You have done the right thing.Give him some antispasmodics for pain and some anti-acid medications for the gastric bug.
He should be better in a few days time.
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