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What causes high fever and abdominal pain in a child?

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Posted on Wed, 25 May 2016
Question: my 8 year old niece has developed a temperature of 102 with a great deal of abdominal pain. It developed overnight.
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Give Syrup paracetamol for fever

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HCM.
I can understand your concerns.

Fever with pain and abdominal pain could be due to acute gastroenteritis or GI upset.

Is there any vomiting and / loose motion ??

In my opinion, you should give syrup Paracetamol (5 ml=125mg) at 15 mg/kg of dosage for fever and do wet compresses(tepid sponging with normal temp water only).

For pain abdomen give Cyclopam syrup 5 ml.

If fever and pain abdomen persists then child will need antibiotic and physical examination by a Pediatrician.

Review after 24 hours.

I hope this will help you.

Please let me in case anything unclear..

Take care.

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Brief Answer: Give Syrup paracetamol for fever Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HCM. I can understand your concerns. Fever with pain and abdominal pain could be due to acute gastroenteritis or GI upset. Is there any vomiting and / loose motion ?? In my opinion, you should give syrup Paracetamol (5 ml=125mg) at 15 mg/kg of dosage for fever and do wet compresses(tepid sponging with normal temp water only). For pain abdomen give Cyclopam syrup 5 ml. If fever and pain abdomen persists then child will need antibiotic and physical examination by a Pediatrician. Review after 24 hours. I hope this will help you. Please let me in case anything unclear.. Take care.