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Low grade fever, chills, loss of appetite, dizziness, shallow breathing. Possible meningitis. Given augmentin. Sufficient?

My 10yr old son presented on with a low grade fever, loss of appetite and very tired.. Monday his temp flucuated between 102/103. he was dizzy, not hungry,chills and quick shallow breathing. Tuesday morning saw pediatrician temp was 103.2. tested negative for flu & strep. given a 10 day rx for augmentin 1.5 tsp 2x a day and motrin & tylenol throughout the day. Wednesday nosebleed occurred, dizzy, had his temp under control until 7pm when it went up to 100.1. I am call the doc this am to inform him of nosebleed, excessive sleepiness, loss of appetite,and just not himself. First thing that I thought of was menigitis, do the symptoms match what menigitis would present as with my sons situation? should i be concerned?
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

There are few danger signs that you are describing of that indicate that you should consult your doctor.

Feeling Dizzy, excessive sleepiness, loss of appetite are not good signs and contact your doctor.

A child with meningitis has vomiting, severe head ache, neck stiffness (difficulty in bending the neck so that the chin touches the chest)

Hope this helps.
Take care.

Answered: Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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