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Suggest treatment for fever, muscle and joint pain across body

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Posted on Fri, 22 May 2015
Question: MY son who is 8 years old has had a fever spike to around 103 about every four hours for the past 2 1/2 days he is also experiencing a lot of muscle and joint pain Ive been giving him motrin around every six hours. it seems to help for a little while but then the symptoms return . by the way he is owwing in pain it seems like it is severe and it seems to be moving about his body. neck waist arms legs etc.
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Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Virosis,keep giving motrin as following...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I am sorry for the current health situation of your child.

His symptoms of :
- high fever
- body aches

are indicative for viral infection. Usually, such symptoms will last for a few more days. Unless, bacterial co-infection would take place.

I advise to:
- make him rest more
- give motrin every six hours as you are doing now
- give plenty of fluids (water, juice) mixed with ORS to keep him hydrated

If the fever will be higher and won't get down, then, should send him to pediatrician to check for his ears and throat as bacterial infection might occur.

Hope it was of help! If any other queries, I'm hear to assist you!
Dr.Albana
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Brief Answer: Virosis,keep giving motrin as following... Detailed Answer: Hi, I am sorry for the current health situation of your child. His symptoms of : - high fever - body aches are indicative for viral infection. Usually, such symptoms will last for a few more days. Unless, bacterial co-infection would take place. I advise to: - make him rest more - give motrin every six hours as you are doing now - give plenty of fluids (water, juice) mixed with ORS to keep him hydrated If the fever will be higher and won't get down, then, should send him to pediatrician to check for his ears and throat as bacterial infection might occur. Hope it was of help! If any other queries, I'm hear to assist you! Dr.Albana