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my four-year-old is on day 4 of a fever. was mild at first with sore throat and now chest congestion. took her to doc on day 2 to rule out strep and ear infection. but today her fever spiked and now she says her legs hurt and refuses to walk anywhere. sho

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Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Get checked out soon: This may have developed into a joint infection or a more centralized infection. I would call your pediatrician tonight and if they canot be reached go be seen at the local emergency department..
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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Dr. Alan Levine
33 years experience Pediatrics
See her doctor: Sounds like this could be a viral infection, but with new symptoms developing your child should urgently be re-evaluated by her doctor.
Answered on Dec 25, 2014
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Dr. Bonnie Bock
Dr. Bonnie Bock commented
46 years experience Infectious Disease
This needs an urgent call to your pediatrician or visit to an emergency room.If her joints hurt and she will not walk, this may be a very serious health problem
Dec 25, 2014

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