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Should I consult a doctor for headache, fever and sore eyes in a child?

My 8 Year old Son has had medium to high grade fevers for three days now 37.7-38.8 0C he is complaining of a headache and sore eyes. he complained that his eyes were burning 3 days ago, now he is light sensitive and to look down hurts. Should I have him see a DR or wait another day or two?
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology 's  Response
Hi,

This seems to be a viral illness and as such there are no dangerous symptoms here which should make you approach and Emergency Room.

Fever of a few days without any localizing signs could as well a viral illness. Usually, rather than fever, what is more, important is the activity of the child, in between 2 fever episodes on the same day. If the kid is active and playing around when there is no fever, it is probably a viral illness and it doesn't require antibiotics at all. Once viral fever comes it will there for 4-7 days. So do not worry about the duration if the kid is active.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Sumanth Amperayani, Pediatrician, Pulmonology
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Should I consult a doctor for headache, fever and sore eyes in a child?

Hi, This seems to be a viral illness and as such there are no dangerous symptoms here which should make you approach and Emergency Room. Fever of a few days without any localizing signs could as well a viral illness. Usually, rather than fever, what is more, important is the activity of the child, in between 2 fever episodes on the same day. If the kid is active and playing around when there is no fever, it is probably a viral illness and it doesn t require antibiotics at all. Once viral fever comes it will there for 4-7 days. So do not worry about the duration if the kid is active. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Sumanth Amperayani, Pediatrician, Pulmonology