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Child has fever with cold hand and feet. Is this serious?

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My 4 year old boy has fever around 103 but his hand and feet are cold.
Is anything serious?
Posted Mon, 18 Feb 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Taher Kagalwala 30 minutes later

It seems to me that you are used to brevity ... but, for a doctor to understand the problem, it is necessary to add more details. Please revert to me with the following additional information so that I can really help you:

= when the symptom of fever began
= what is the approximate cause of the fever
= how ill the child is
= how and where (i.e. which part of the body) was the temperature recorded from
= what is your location on the globe
= are there other affected members in the family

I am waiting to hear from you. In the meantime, you might want to bring that nasty fever down with a dose or two of paracetamol and sponging him with tap water.

Thank you.

With best wishes for his speedy recovery ...

- Dr. Taher
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