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Child having headache and feeling sleepy. What is the cure?

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My 5 year old son has headaches, is sleeping the whole day ( he's hyperactive usually), crying - he rarely cries, is uncoordinated
He was in the sun saturday 8-11, 5-6, and sunday was on the golfcourse int he shade from 8-4
Posted Sun, 28 Oct 2012 in Headache and Migraines
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sumitra Kumar Mukherjee 17 minutes later
Dear XXXXXXX I am sorry about your son. Would you please let
me know (1) what was the temp (approx) when he was in the sun
(2) Is he suffering from high fever? (3) Have you given any medication?
(4)If you have what medication afe they? Please let me know as soon
as possible. Kindest regards Dr.S.K.Mukherjee
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Follow-up: Child having headache and feeling sleepy. What is the cure? 22 minutes later
The temp was aroung 38 degrees C
Fever is high but not go to the hospital high
Gave him 1 ponado tablet, hasnt done anything
He's still sleeping from 12pm, just wakes to ask for water, and is crying, hot to the touch, and says his head hurts
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sumitra Kumar Mukherjee 36 minutes later
Dear XXXXXXX Thank you for your answer. The symptoms displayed by your is consistent with
Heat Exhausion. This condition happens when a person has been exposed to very
high external heat and body suffer from hyperthermia. The person feels sick,
gets headache, drowsy and some times sweats profusely. As he is only 5yrs
old I strongly advise to take him to hospital to start treatment as soon as possible. In the mean time give him plenty of fluid with electrolytes (Electrol).
Tepid sponge (normal temp water) him to take the temp down, you can give Acetaminophen syrup @ 10mg/kg/day in four divided dose.
The best advice is to take the nearest clinic.
Kindest regards Dr. S.K.Mukherjee
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Follow-up: Child having headache and feeling sleepy. What is the cure? 2 hours later
Hi
thx for the reply, he has a viral infection

 
 
Answered by Dr. Sumitra Kumar Mukherjee 34 minutes later
Dear,

Thanks for following up. I appreciate it.

I am very pleased to know that he is not suffering from heat exhaustion - that is very serious condition.

I wish him speedy recovery. If all your queries are answered, please close this discussion.

Kindest regards
Dr.S.K.Mukherjee
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