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Child having light fever, stomach ache, having metallic smelling breath. Reason for above symptoms?

My Son 4 1/2 had a slight temperature yesterday & i kept him off school, he rested all day (very unusual). He complained of a stomach ache i didnt feed him anything-liquids & jelly only, Today he has metallic smelling breath & complaining of stomach ache but not sure about that. Hes had several bouts of tonsilitis . Any ideas? No other symptons. thanks
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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Hey ! Possibly your son has got infection in the lymph nodes in abdomen known as mesenteric adenitis. Nothing serious, excepting that sometimes it may mimic the symptoms of a few abdominal conditions possibly requiring surgery. However if the pain persists, then you have to get your son examined by a surgeon. I wish your son an early recovery.
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