Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Jenine | 2009/06/10

Q.

Sleepy 2 year old

My 2 year old daughter had a fever for about 3 days which ended up in a bit of a cold. Yesterday she was very sleepy when I came home from work. The people at her creche says that she had a good nap the afternoon. She slept again from half past five till six the next morning. She isn' t her active self anymore. Could there be anything that I should be worried about?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Yes you do need to take notice of your daughter being so sleepy/drowsy. She needs to be seen by a doctor and in particular you need to be sure that she does not have a form of viral meningitis or other illness which needs to be diagnosed and treated.

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