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My seven year old has a headache and fever what should I give him ?

My seven year old has a headache and fever what should I give him ?

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 more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

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


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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 ?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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Has had leg pains for 1 year...now stomach pains with headache and fever and chest pains?

Has had leg pains for 1 year...now stomach pains with headache and fever and chest pains?

Growing pains: The leg pain is probable associated with growing pains, which is an achy feeling associated with the growth of long bones. This is common in children. The other symptoms need to be evaluated by his doctor. Your son needs a full work up with labs and an EKG as well as a full history and physical exam. Hope he feels better soon ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Breaking out in small red bumps on legs and slowly spreading and are painful also with a headache and fever what could this be cause from?

Breaking out in small red bumps on legs and slowly spreading and are painful also with a headache and fever what could this be cause from?

See a doctor: Cannot diagnose this without seeing the rash and obtaining a full history and exam. You also need to be checked to be sure you do not have central nervous system involvement. Go see your pcp now. This is the season for tick-borne illnesses and they need rapid treatment. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Why do I have a headache and fever after vaccine?

Why do I have a headache and fever after vaccine?

Not sure: Some vaccines are live organisms which have been attenuated, and may create low grade inflammatory responses with ha and fever. This may also occur due to allergic reactions. The headache may occasionally occur because of anxiety over worry about the reactions to the vaccine. In any event, unless side-effects very severe, the vaccine is of more benefit than risk. ...Read more

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My brother has had a headache and fever for 2 days. I accidentally drank from his cup. Will I become sick too?

My brother has had a headache and fever for 2 days. I accidentally drank from his cup. Will I become sick too?

Maybe: Depends upon how soon after he drank from it, whether it was washed first. If he has a viral illness, hand washing and avoiding intimate contact will minimize your risk of getting infected, but classically these illnesses pass through members of the same household with regularity, and the drinking cup may or may not make any difference. ...Read more

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My son fell off a 4 wheeler and hit his head and he has a headache and fever should I take him to the ER?

My son fell off a 4 wheeler and hit his head and he has a headache and fever should I take him to the ER?

Head trauma: As described, Yes, it can never hurt having an evaluation by a health care professional after a head injury, especially with a headache and a fever. You should also call his doctor to alert them of the issues as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Swollen eyes,horrible headache,and fever.what should I do?

Swollen eyes,horrible headache,and fever.what should I do?

Urgent care: I would see your doctor or an urgent care today to find out what is wrong and get appropriate treatment. It could be a cold, sinusitis or even a more serious infection. ...Read more

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What is it when your symptoms are chills, back pains, and a headache and fever? I only took 2 aleves, (naproxen) it went away and now its come back

What is it when your symptoms are chills, back pains, and a headache and fever? I only took 2 aleves, (naproxen) it went away and now its come back

Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose your symptoms. This complex of symptoms could result from a number of conditions. If you have burning with urination, have urgency or need to urinate often, this could represent pyleonephritis. You could have influenza or another viral infection. If you have urinary symptoms you need to seek medical care asap. If you have more generalized symptoms, rest, hydrate well and you can continue to use non-steroidal inflammatory medication to help keep your fever down. It is often the fever that causes musculoskeletal pain. As always, if you get worse, seek medical care. ...Read more

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Headache and fever?

Headache and fever?

Need attention: It might be as simple as a viral disease such as cold or flu to more serious disease. Take some tylenol (acetaminophen) and see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have headache and fever?

I have headache and fever?

Flu-like symptoms: The usual symptoms of influenza viral infection are sudden onset fever, body and muscle aches, headache, fatigue and dry cough. Especially at this time of the year and knowing that the "flu" is very prevalent right now. Bacterial infections can also cause symptoms of fever and headache. A physician will be able to determine which is the problem and what treatment may be necessary. ...Read more

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What could cause headache and fever?

What could cause headache and fever?

Headche and fever: Most importantly that meningitis needs to be ruled out, then sinusitis or any fever cause may be associated with headache. ...Read more

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How can you relieve a postop headache and fever at home?

How can you relieve a postop headache and fever at home?

Postop from what?: You generally should not be running a persistent fever after surgery without being concerned about possible complications. See the surgeon or your local doctor. Do not fool around with this at home without knowing what is going on. ...Read more

Headache And Fever (Definition)

Fever can be associated with headache, but fever, headache, and stiff neck might be associated with meningitis. So, nonspecific signs, clustered together may lead a ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more