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Small child, fever, lack of energy, loss of appetite, dizziness. Symptoms of flu?

I have a 7 year old boy that has not been feeling well since yesterday. He has had a fever , it was just 101, low energy, but when feeling better it s like he is heeled but he then goes back to being sick again. He also has low appetite and says he has a headache or feels dizzy at times. Is this the flu and should I take him to the doctor?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician, Neonatology 's  Response
Hello .. With the complaints of your child it can be mostly a flu as you have suspected. You can just treat him with paracetamol and you need to maintain his hydration status. Initially you can watch for two days if it is a viral infection where it will subside with symptomatic treatment. Thanku
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
This fever is looking like Viral fever.
Give Tylenol every 6 th hourly in prescribed dosage if there is fever.
Give plenty of oral fluids and soft diet to maintain hydration and nutrition.
Consult your Pediatrician for physical examination and management.
Hope i have answered your query.
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Fever is mostly viral in nature,give him paracetamol every 6 hourly till fever is above 100F,do tepid sponging if fever is on higher side,give him plenty of fluids.fruit juices.
If symptoms persist than i suggest you to take pediatric consultation for further management.

Wishing your son good health.
God bless.
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