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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?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
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.
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Dr. Nic Gay
Dr. Nic Gayanswered
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 15 years experience
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.
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Last updated Dec 30, 2014

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