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2 year old, suffering from fever, pain in head while touching, not having food. What could be this?

my 2 yr old is running temp 101 to 104 and keeps touching back of his head saying it hurts. He also keeps saying he needs to throw up but hasn't. He hasn't eaten really at all today, is very lethargic and only wants to be held. He has been running a low fever on and off all week and his appetite this week has been bad...he seems to be getting worse throughout the day today
Asked On : Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi dear,
Thanks for your query. Looks like he is suffering from infection. Since it has been for a week, you need to show him to a pediatrician. He will examine and find out the cause and if needed he will request blood tests, urine test to know if fever is due to bacteria or virus. Antibacterials can be prescribed if it is due to bacteria. Till then keep him hydrated by giving adequate fluids, milk, juice, water. His appetite will be low but will improve as he starts recovering. DOn't worry he will be better. Just show him to a good pediatrician.

Take care
Dr. Balaji Chinnasami MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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