Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Char | 2010/05/13

Q.

To take to pead or wait

My son all sudden went from being perfectly fine, to now lying around and wanting to sleep all day. He has got a slight fever, in the 37 range. He isnt showing any other signs besides being very lethargic. Would you suggest i wait till some other symptoms come up before i take him to the docter and just carry on giving panado. He is drinking, but not eating and is 2yrs old.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I am very concerned about your baby as his symptoms suggest that he may have meningitis. Please take him to be seen at an emergency unit tonight.

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