Posted by: BMJ | 2012/08/23



Dear Doc

i am happy to report that my little 5 year old who had flu and possibly appendicitis has recovered and is feeling much better now.

I would like your opinion on another matter. My middle son had fever and a headache (I assumed he had the same virus we all had). It lasted about 2 days. Since then, he wakes up fine and normal - temp 35.8, but by the time he gets home he has a temp of 38.3 - 38.9 and then looks sick and spends the afternoon sleeping. I give him panado which brings the fever down and then he is fine at night and in the morning, only for the process to be repeated. This has been going on for a week now.

Expert's Reply



This can well still be due to flu. It often happens that the fever is higher in the afternoon. If he is still feverish after a full 5 days since the start of his illness it would be best to ask your doctor to see him.

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