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Child has fever, leg pain, moving slowly. Should I see a doctor?

My 3 year old son had a fever ranging from 100-103 for two days. Now it s day three and he is fever free so far for about 3 hours, however his legs are hurting. At first he wouldn t walk at all, now he does but moves very slow and almost sideways. He can put his weight on them because he stands, is this just from the fever and just achy now? Should I try to get into his pediatrician or no?
Asked On : Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician, Neonatology 's  Response
yes ,this can happen with viral fevers as part of general viral illness and fatigue or viral myositis.
you give him some paracetamol and see if he walks with pain relief.
If he does not become normal in 48 hrs ,then you better show him to the doctor again.Wishing your son speedy recovery Dr uma

Answered: Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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Emergency Medicine Specialist Dr. R.A. Singh's  Response
Hi Crystaldeleon,
Thanks for writing your query.

Viral fevers are usually associated with myalgia i.e. pain in muscles.
This occurs due to some biochemical changes in the muscles as a result of fever.
It takes few days for full recovery.

Give your child proper rest.
Maintain adequate hydration of your child by giving him healthy drinks including pure water.
Hot fomentation and application of pain relieving gel will give him some relief.

If the pain persists, you give him pain killer like Ibuprofen after discussing with his Paeditrician.
Give him fresh fruits and vegetables to increase his immunity.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Your child was having fever and generalized body pains are a part of ongoing illness.
Give acetaminophen for pain relief.
Give him plenty of fluids,fruit juices.soft diet so as to built his immunity.
He should take rest and in case pain in legs persist ,get him examined by pediatrician.

Wishing your child good health.
God bless
Answered: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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