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Headaches, pale skin, fever, red eyes. Headaches a cause of concern?

Hi My 7 yr old son has been complaining of headaches for the past week and half and did seem to have a bit of a fever complaining he was cold when he was quite hot but not that bad just generally felt very unwell! and pale and now this morning he woke up with a bloodshot right eye which is more like a burst vessle in his eye this is very concering to me should he be getting headaches at his age?
Asked On : Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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Hello and welcome to HCM
A combination of headache and red eye points that there is some eye problem.
Red eye occurs in a number of cases like:
1. Conjuctivitis- Inflammation of conjunctiva/ outer transparent covering of eye
2. Blepharitis-This is inflammation of the eye lids
3. Uveitis- Uveitis is inflammation of the uveal tract, the iris, uvea and choroid
4. Injury to the eye
5. Corneal ulcer
6. Glaucoma- angle closure
7. Subconjunctival hemorrhage
8. Refractive errors

However, a combination of red eye and headache is seen in refractive errors glaucoma- angle closure.

Consult your opthalmologist for complete examination and investigations.
Examination and investigations will help to get towards the diagnosis and management.

Thank you and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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