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13 years boy suffering from vomiting, chills, fever and now complaining of leg pain.

Son has been sick off and on for over 2 weeks ---- My son is 13 years old, two weeks ago he woke up with vomiting/fever/ chills, that went on for 2 days, then he was better then two days later, he was running a fever again and weak. Then he starting having chills again, high fever, chest hurt, head hurt, dizzy and extremely weak. Took him to doctor 4 days ago doctor said he had flu , they tested him for the flu but it came back negative. Doctor gave him an antibiotic, just in case he wasn t better in a couple of days, so I had the antibiotic filled 2 days ago and he has been taking it. He still looks really pale, and has a low grade fever in the afternoons and at night, and yesterday wakes up and can bairly walk saying his legs hurt really bad, and he is still complaining of his legs hurting today. Should he go back to doctor? Or is this something to do with the flu? Thanks
Asked On : Mon, 24 Jan 2011
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it might not be flu. but your son needs to see doctor & needs evaluation for his symptoms soon. he will need some blood & urine tests with a chest xray if required. will have to rule out possibilty of enteric fever or typhoid fever. if he has travelled to some malaria endemic area, possibility of malaria needs to be ruled out with blood tests. can start of cefixime tablet 200 mg twice daily after blood test have been done as treatment for typhoid fever. subsequent treatmen & duration will be decided after reports of the blood investigation come.
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