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8 Yr Old With Headache And Fever
My 3 yr old has had a headache and fever of 103.5 off tylenol (acetaminophen) and 100.5 with tylenol (acetaminophen) for the last 3 days and now on day 3 complaing of light sensitivy?
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
My 14 yr old son has a bad headache and fever- 100.5. We were at the lake about a week ago. Ibuprofen seems to help with the headache.
Needs to be checked: this indicates an infection possibly sinus infection or early viral infection due to the fact he was in the lake ...Read more
Headach & fever: How high is the fever? How severe is the headache? Any neck stiffness? Cough? Runny nose? Ear pain? Tylenol/advil/motrin (children's version, use appropriate dose for age and weight) will help both ha & fever. If there are other symptoms or ha/fever worsen, see fp for further evaluation & treatment. Cool compresses to the forehead may comfort the child, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 7 year old cousin is feeling a headache and fever for 3 day now and my aunt says my cousin is shaking and we dont know what else to do ?
Chills vs seizure?: Headache and fever for three days warrents definite evaluation by a medical professional. Shaking could be for a variety of reasons If he is alert and looking at you, he may have a "chill" or a "shiver" from the fever. You should be able to stop this movement. If he is having rhythmic shaking movements and unconsious, then it could be a seizure In either case he needs evaluation now. ...Read more
I am 53 years old male. I traveled frm india to america a week ago. I am having severe headache and fever for the past 4 days. What medication can I h?
Go to ED: My advice is similar- go the ed immediately, so that the appropriate tests can be done to reach a diagnosis. It is also important with respect to public health. If certain diagnoses are to be considered, then protective gear must be worn. With respect to a diagnosis, not only could it be some infection from india (malaria, dengue, etc), but it can also be something from the us (meningitis, etc). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A 6 year old child complains of headache and fever almost every month and headache alone without fever once a week and upon moving the head. Help?
Headache, Fever: Headache with and/or without fever can be from many causes: sinus congestion/infection, allergies, vision issues, dental cause, enlarged tonsils/adenoids with sleep problems, migraine, ear issues, etc, etc. He needs a thorough evaluation, testing, and if needed appropriate referral. Keep a headache diary and ....Check with his pediatrician. ...Read more
My daughter (13 years old) is having tooth pain, gum pain, headache, and fever. Her 13 year molar bottom left has broken through and almost the whole?
She needs: She needs a Dentist, not a computer screen. Erupting 12 year molar may be normal but painful (teething hurts), or may be abnormal (tooth or gum infection indicated by presence of fever). Please get her help ASAP, schedule appt w Dentist. In the meantime, 200mg Ibuprofen 4x/day for pain & fever. But please, call your Dentist now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 7yrs old has scarlet fever and the doctor gave her zithromax..She has finished all her medication, but still has a rash, headache, and fever?
Strep test?: Was a strep test done? Sometimes rashes and fevers are caused by viruses, and antibiotics don't work. Sometimes something that looks like scarlet fever can be caused by a similar germ called staph. If that's the case, a different antibiotic might be necessary. Whether the test was done or not, the persistence of symptoms despite antibiotics suggests the need for further investigation. ...Read more
Need more info: Is the ha constant, do you have other symptoms, partic nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound, stiff neck, changes in consciousness, mental abilities. Do you have cough, chest pain, ear ache, other manifestations. Hopefully you will be better by the time you receive this, but if not, write back or go see your local doctor. ...Read more
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