A 17-year-old female asked:
What illness does a child have if they are pale, coughing, shivering occasionally and cannot seem to keep their eyes open? only about 4 years old
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Poss serious infxn: The symptoms you have listed are concerning enough for the possibility of serious infection that I would recommend you have the child evaluated in-person by a physician right away.
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Pediatrics 41 years experience
It is URGENT : That you take your child to the pediatrician or the emergency room. Find out what is wrong with your 4 year old to get prompt medical attention ASAP!
3.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 31, 2016
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