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9 year old with flu like symptoms. Has weakness in the legs and vomiting. Treatment?

My daughter is 9 years old. She came home from school Friday with a fever and flu like symptoms. We re able to control the fever with Motrin and Tylenol but it continues to spike around 103 in the mornings. She has thrown up once Saturday mng but not since then. She has/is been nauseous since she came home Fri and has been complaining of weakness in the legs.
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Your child seems to have a Viral fever.

Continue Tylenol or Motrin for fever in prescribed dosage.

Give plenty of oral fluids to maintain hydration.

Provide rest to the child.

For vomitings and nausea, you can give an anti emetic like ondansetron in prescribed dosage.

The weakness of the legs is due to the virus effects and it subsides once the viral activity decreases.

But physical examination of the child by her Pediatrician is important to look for the focus of infection, hydration, and for prescription of medication.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Sanjay Sharma's  Response
Sear Sierra.
Your daughter most likely has viral fever.
Continue motrin & tylenol for relief of fever & bodyache.
Give her plenty of liquids & let her take adequate bed rest.
For nausea can try zofer 4 mg tab 1 tab 8 hourly for a day or two.
If no improvement in 48 hrs see your GP.
Wish her a speedy recovery.
Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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