male, 8 months old, 20-25 pounds,has had a fever up to 103.7, docters say his spleen and liver is enlarged, can i give him motrin? what could be wrong? should i take him back to the hospital? what should i do?
Liver and spleen enlargement in an 8 moth old can be due to multiple reasons. It may or may not be related to the current fever. If your child is anemic i..e has low Hemoglobin then it is related to a blood disorder. The other cause could be,liver diseases; infections like Malaria, Sepsis, urinary infection, viral fevers etc. You need to get a complete blood test including blood film and MP, blood and urine cultures done. Your Pediatrician will examine the child and order the required investigations.Please do not try to self treat or have treatment from quacks.
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