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Child with severe headache with fever, sore throat and stomach, wants to lie, shivering. Persistent fever with paracetamol. what can be done?

I have a 7 year old daughter at home here complaining of a severe headache from afternoon and this evening burning a temperature and complaining of a sore throat ( no tonsils) and stomach She just wants to lie and sleep and is shivering cold although burning hot - paracetamol is not reducing temperature . I was planning to take to gp in morning at 9 - should I wait or take her to out of hours?? Thanks for help
Asked On : Sun, 29 Apr 2012
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dear user
your daughter 7 year old with high grade fever , headache , sore throat with shivering ... possibilities are as follows
1. seasonal cold flu
2. upper respiratory infection
3. as shivering is there . malaria
4. shivering and severe headache less likely meningitis
you should go to doctor and get thorough examination and get treatment accordingly .
if giving paracetamol dose is 15 mg /kg /dose 6 hrly .

dr neha
always give medication with doctor consultat ion
Answered: Fri, 14 Jun 2013
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