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Suggest treatment for high fever and headaches in a child

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Posted on Thu, 11 Aug 2016
Question: Hello Doctor,

My 3.5 year kid, is complaining about headache ( middle of scalp ) from past 18 hours. He is running on fever since then of around 100, we gave precautionary medicine as Calpol.

I am bit concerned about him, as he is continuously repeating "head is paining, head is paining".

Apart from fever of 100, he has lost appetite and has some rash only on chest, stomach and back.

Any guidance will be appreciated.

Thank you!
XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka G Raj (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Meet Pediatrician immediately

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for the query

As your son is complaining of head pain and he is having fever and rashes. These are all the signs of meningitis. It could be bacterial or viral .

If He had only fever and rash , it could be any viral infection,doctor would have treated only with paracetamol drops but he is complaining of head pain, it shouldn't be taken lightly

So you have to meet your doctor immediately to rule out the infection and other causes.


Thank you

Regards
Dr Priyanka G Raj
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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka G Raj (11 minutes later)
Thanks a lot XXXXXXX !

We have visited the doctor in the morning and he prescribed Meftal for a fever which was around 100.. We have already told him about headache, what he said it gastritis and also suggested Lanzol.. Just wanted to know, if gastritis and head ache are common for a 3.5 year?

Thank you!
XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka G Raj (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Not common

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing again.

your son might be having just a viral flue

Headache and gastritis are not common in toddlers.

he might have got gastrits now because of Meftal syrup.So you can give lanzol. It reduces acidity.

headache could be be due to head heavyness as he is having fever.

Proper rest and maintaining fluids(water intake) should be taken care of thats all.

Take care

Regards
Dr Priyanka G Raj


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Brief Answer: Meet Pediatrician immediately Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for the query As your son is complaining of head pain and he is having fever and rashes. These are all the signs of meningitis. It could be bacterial or viral . If He had only fever and rash , it could be any viral infection,doctor would have treated only with paracetamol drops but he is complaining of head pain, it shouldn't be taken lightly So you have to meet your doctor immediately to rule out the infection and other causes. Thank you Regards Dr Priyanka G Raj