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Headache and fever, 3 years - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello. My family and I are traveling right now. My 3 year old had a fever last night and today, as well as complaining of headache pain. He has not eaten much today. We are concerned.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   My 3 year old had a fever last night and today, as well as complaining of headache pain. He has not eaten much today. We are concerned.
User :   We are also traveling in Spain so do not know about doctors here.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Given Tylenol ( Acetaminophen) 150 mg
Doctor :   after a glass of milk
User :   We did give Acetominophen
Doctor :   100ml of milk
Doctor :   Did you measure temp?
User :   yes
User :   it was 101.8 about 15 minutes ago
Doctor :   Cold spongin with normal water
User :   ok we will do that
Doctor :   It takes some time
Doctor :   Do not worry
Doctor :   Give him good amounts of water
Doctor :   and milk with bread
User :   we were concerned about meningitus....
Doctor :   Is she crying a lot
Doctor :   is she wincing with pain on neck flexion
User :   he was complaining of his head hurting during the time he was awake
User :   no mention of neck pain
Doctor :   Does he have cold cough etc eearlier to it
User :   i did ask him to look down at his feet
User :   no cough
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   So he is not irritable
Doctor :   He is just complaining of head ache
Doctor :   and running temp
User :   somewhat irritable, in the sense he was not his normal self and only wanted to rest, complained of head hurting
User :   the temp had gone down earlier today to 99 but went back up tonight
Doctor :   Rest , fluids, Acetaminophen, cold sponging are the best efforts
Doctor :   Avoid cold foods
Doctor :   Acetaminophen, 150 to 200mg , four times a day
Doctor :   for two days
User :   ok
User :   and if he still complains of headache in the morning? should we bring him to a doctor/hospital?
Doctor :   Ibuprofen can help , 100mg shall help
Doctor :   If it does not
Doctor :   you can go to a doctor waiting for 24 hours
User :   alright
User :   thank you
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