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5 year old with high temperature. Can he go for swimming despite having fever?

My son is 5 years old. He has had a high temperature for last 2 days. He has swimming class every Friday with school. Is it good for him to swim even if he wakes without a temperature? He lives with his mother and I suggested that it isn t a good idea regardless of what the temperature is in the morning and he needs more time to recover. Would I be right? Thanks
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

If he has fever for the last 2 days he should be given some time to recover.
During the episode of fever his appetite will not be normal and so he must not have consumed enough. He must have lost some calories because of the raised body temperature.

More over there may be malaise associated with fever.
Swimming requires lot of calories as a exercise.
Even though he may not have any fever I think it is a good idea to stop him from going to the school.

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Hope this helps.
Take care

Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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