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Headache, fever, shivering. Taking paracetamol, drinking cold water. Treatment?

My son has come home, after being out in the sun today, feeling very poorly. He is 7 years old. He has a really bad headache and a temperature of 40 still, despite having paracetamol 2 hours ago, and driinking lots of cold water. His body is hot but he is shivering with cold. He is very tired but is watching tv and eating ok. I cant seem to lower his temperature any lower and wondered if it was ok for him to go to sleep? He does not have sunburn anywhere.
Asked On : Thu, 26 Jul 2012
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
It seems from the history that your son is having headache, fever with shivering.
These symptoms indicate infective etiology.
He continue to take paracetamol to decrease the fever but he needs evaluation to find out the underlying cause by simple blood tests and clinical examination.
Hence I advice you to consult your doctor for examination to find out the underlying cause and treatment accordingly.

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Answered: Sun, 6 Apr 2014
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