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Child with flu. Vomiting with fever, sore legs. Is that normal?

My child had the flu on Sunday and had vomiting with fever . He continued to have a low fever through Tuesday. He felt better on Wedneday and Today. However today he woke up with sore legs. Is that normal? He was having trouble walking when he first got up but then they seemed to be better after he was up for awhile.
Asked On : Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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Thank you for your question.
You do not mention the age of your child. Muscle pains with a flu-like illness is not uncommon. It's caused by inflammation of the muscles and is part of the general inflammatory response that occurs with flu.
It is likely to pass in a few days. In the meantime, I advise you make sure your child has plenty to drink and if the pain is troublesome, paracetamol will help.
I hope this has helped you.
Best regards.
Answered: Mon, 10 Jun 2013
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