A member asked:

My son hit his head playing hockey. he has no headache or dizziness. he has not vomited. however he is now running a fever. is this cause for concern?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Clarene Cress answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

No, unrelated fever: It is highly unlikely to have a fever as a result of a head injury that was not severe enough to cause concussion like symptoms. It is more likely coincidental with a new onset infection. Depending on degree of fever and other symptoms, it could be treated symptomatically with acetaminophen or if persistent, should be evaluated.

Answered 12/15/2014


Dr. Nic Gay answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

No: Fevers are not an associated symptom of an impact to the head or concussion. If the fever is above 101.5 he should be evaluated by a physician.

Answered 12/30/2014



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