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Child with fever, headache and sore legs. Reddish eyes, high temperature. Any advice on medication?

My 8 year old son became suddenly sick last night. He was running a fever , complained of headach and sore legs. He is very lethargic. This morning his sister took his temperature via an ear thermometer and said it was 105. It hasnt read higher than 103.4 since. His eyes are red, watery and he says they sting. He s been given Tylenol which does bring the fever down but still has a headache , sore legs like they are being pushed on. His cheeks are also very flush. He has not vomited and he does eat and drink but wont eat much. Any advice or thoughts on what couod be wrong?
Asked On : Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic,
Your child seems to have a Viral fever.
You can give Tylenol every 6 th hourly and as there is high grade fever, you do tepid sponging the whole body with lukewarm water.
Provide adequate rest.
Try to give plenty of oral fluids, juices, and soft diet to maintain hydration and nutrition.
Consult your Pediatrician for the examination to look for the cause of fever and to treat accordingly.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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