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My 7 year old has had a fever and headache for 3 days now. Any suggestions?
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: 7 yrs old fever/head
It depends on his age, how high is the temp, how severe is the headache.
Are there any other symptoms, is he able to bend his neck all the way down, does he act and look sick.If in doubt have him get checked by his doctor.It may be a viral infection or something more serious.

In brief: 7 yrs old fever/head
It depends on his age, how high is the temp, how severe is the headache.
Are there any other symptoms, is he able to bend his neck all the way down, does he act and look sick.If in doubt have him get checked by his doctor.It may be a viral infection or something more serious.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: VIRAL INFECTION
Fever and headache in a 7 year old is almost always the result of a viral infection.
The normal period for these symptoms to last is about 7 to 10 days. If there is no pain in the ear or pus in the nose, symptomatic treatment with tylenol (acetaminophen) or another anti-inflammatory drug is appropriate. If the symptoms last longer than 10 to 14 days, please consult your pediatrician.

In brief: VIRAL INFECTION
Fever and headache in a 7 year old is almost always the result of a viral infection.
The normal period for these symptoms to last is about 7 to 10 days. If there is no pain in the ear or pus in the nose, symptomatic treatment with tylenol (acetaminophen) or another anti-inflammatory drug is appropriate. If the symptoms last longer than 10 to 14 days, please consult your pediatrician.
Dr. Bernstein Joel
Dr. Bernstein Joel
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Fever and headache
Headache is a common acompaniment of fever and should disappear when the temperature becomes normal.
If he has no other symptoms, there's no need to worry. However, if he has vomiting and diarrhea and not well hydrated, stiff neck, disorientation and lethargy, please have him evaluated by his pediatrician.

In brief: Fever and headache
Headache is a common acompaniment of fever and should disappear when the temperature becomes normal.
If he has no other symptoms, there's no need to worry. However, if he has vomiting and diarrhea and not well hydrated, stiff neck, disorientation and lethargy, please have him evaluated by his pediatrician.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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