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Autistic child feels lethargic and no appetite. Had fever. Suggestions?

My six year old son was sent home from school with a fever of 100.4. He was lethargic and had no appetite . The fever went on for 4 days then stopped, however he contined to be lethargic with no appetite. It is now day 7 and although he is able to hold down some food with no vomiting , has little no desire to eat? No cough either. Someone mentioned maybe a tooth decay , but my son is autistic with a high tolerance of pain, so it is very hard for me to determine if he is in pain?
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

Having an autistic kid can be difficult. If you are suspicious of a decayed tooth and you may be rightly so since your son developed a fever and he continued to be lethargic with a decreased desire to eat, it may be that this suspicion is true. If that is the case then a dentist should take a look and determine if there is really something going on. I would advise you to visit with one very soon.

I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day !
Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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