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3 year old has no energy, complains of stomach, leg, arms pain. Has cough. Is it flu ?

Hi! My 3 year old has woke up very poorly, with no energy and complaining his legs,arms, and stomach are hurting him! He has just fell asleep on the sofa which is unusual for him during the day and has just woke up and has been sick quite alot. He has had a cough for the last couple of weeks but seemed to have had got rid of it a couple of days ago until he went to nursery yesterday and woke up like this, and now seems to be coughing again! Does this just sound like the flu or should I be worried? I also have a 3 month old baby, so am very cautious!

If you would kindly get back to me as soon as possible, as I understand you must be very busy.
Many thanks & kindest regards, AAAAAA
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Thank you for your query.

It is not unusual for children of this age to contract upper respiratory tract infection frequently and more so when they start going to school. Your son has contracted an infection from the school and must be running low because of this. Kindly see if he has fever and give him some cough syrup. In case the problem persists then you need to consult your doctor.

Though the chances of transmitting the infection to your 3 month old baby are there but the inherent immunity shall protect the 3 month old baby.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son an early recovery.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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