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Child having sore throat, body ache, blurred vision, high fever. How to treat it?

My 6 year old is complaining of a sore throat , body aches, and blurred vision . He had a temp of 101.2 this morning and we have been unable to break the fever. We have tried alcohol baths, motrin, tylenol , and pedisure flu. He will barely drink and does not have an appetite. Should we wait to call his pediatrician or take him to the ER?
Asked On : Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

There are two things which are concerning about his symptoms - one is the blurring of vision and the other is his poor intake. Moreover, since his high fever seems unresponsive to medication which you've been giving, it better to have a doctor evaluate him. Young children can go into dehydration and develop other complications quickly, and so, I think it would be better to take him to the ER.

Best wishes,
Dr. Sheeba Stephen
Answered: Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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