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Child has sudden onset of fever with constipation, foul smelling gas. Help?

My almost three year old all of a sudden got a Fever . He hasn t pooped in a few days and has bad smelling gas so this evening I have him prune juice and he did go a bit but he s had a fever all afternoon and evening. It was 38.4c before bed and now it s 38.8. He has no rahses or other symptoms that would make me think he s got a bug. Help
Asked On : Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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Pediatrician, Critical Care 's  Response
Thanks for asking your query on Healthcaremagic.

Fever usually signifies an infection, most commonly is due to viruses.

I would advise you:
1. To keep record of temperature
2. Try anti-fever medicines like Paracetamol
3. If fever is not subsiding with these medicines or any other symptoms appear, considering his age - you should get him checked over by your family doctor
4. Ensure he is taking orally enough

5. Regarding constipation - I would like to know if that has been long-standing? If it has been ongoing for couple of weeks, have you tried any medicines for that? If his tummy is hurting due to constipation, he would need to take more liquids, high-fibre diet (like fruits/green leafy vegetables) and may be laxatives.

I hope he recovers soon

Dr Tejas Shah
Answered: Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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