Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
during a febrile illness is indeed a worrying symptom. Though you have not described what exactly were the symptoms your son had or what sensory modality the hallucinations were (visual, auditory, etc.), they could be indicative a delirium
. A serious illness like meningitis
can also present with fever
and altered sensorium. Sometimes, febrile illnesses are accompanied by seizures, and certain types of seizures (like temporal lobe epilepsy
) can present with abnormal behaviour or hallucinations alone.
So, I would advise you to take your son to a doctor as early as possible for a detailed evaluation and further management.
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar