Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Lindsey | 2010/07/19

Q.

Fever and Hallucinations

My 5 year-old son has been having high temparatures and hallucinations where he sees things going fast and sometimes thinks I''m my brother.Is this normal and what should I do?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Obviously this is not normal. Your son has such a high fever that he is delirious. You need to find out what is causing his high fever. Have you been to a malarial area recently?Has he been bitten by a tick? There are all sorts of possible causes. Please take him to your doctor ASAP.

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