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9 yr old is sick, sleeps, poor apetite. Prescribeed antibiotics. What's wrong ?

my 9 year old son has been sick for 6 days now. and all he does is sleep and his ap pette is poor this is not how he acts He is a quiet well behaved active boy. He has been to the dr twice.he said to wait it out afew more days. He didnt diagnose him with anything but put him on antibiotics any way.i am worried something serious is wrong.
Asked On : Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

I did not understand why your kid was put on antibiotics from the details you gave.

Does he have any complaints like cough, burning urination, recurrent urination, sore throat, fever, ear discharge, stools associated with blood etc.

We advise antibiotics for bacterial infections..............

I require further details to answer your question better.

Does he have any yellow coloration of eyes?

Does his palms and soles look pale?

Does he have neck pain?

Does he have any vomitings?

I should have the answers to these questions to answer you better.....

You may contact me with further details on the following URL...........

In such scenario the questions are directly forwarded to me .............. and i can answer your queries regarding your kid online regularly.

Hope this helps.

Take care

Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty


Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Answered: Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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