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6 year old with vomiting, fever and pain in the leg. No injury

My six year old son woke up this morning with a fever of 100.6, and began vomiting mostly clear liquid. Now, after 8 hours, his vomiting has subsided, but he is complaining about his leg hurting about halfway up his calf on the outside. I thought at first it s probably just a muscle tensing up from laying around most of the morning so I had him get up and walk around. This didn t help, so I had him sit while I moved his foot back and forth to see if would stretch out. Nothing. I grabbed a heat pack and placed it on there, and it distracted him a bit, but then he said it was stinging and started crying again. I see no evidence of anything external. He s never had chicken pox , and is up on vaccinations. Any ideas?
Asked On : Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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Looks like your son is having a virus.
Fever, vomiting, muscle aches- all are well seen in many viral fevers.
You might visit your Pediatrician and get things confirmed.

For fever and pain- he might need Acetaminophen in correct dosage every 6 hours. He will feel better after that. If pain in calf muscles is severe, you may also give him 1 or 2 doses of Ibuprofen in between.
Give him plenty of fluids, bed rest and heat compresses on his legs.

For vomiting- he might need medications like Domperidone/ Ondensteron in correct dosage according to his weight.
Repeated vomiting is not good- as it will make him feel tired and can result in electrolyte loss too.

Hope my answer helps you.
Wish your son a speedy recovery.
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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