Posted by: Laine | 2008/12/01



My LO, 5yr came home on Friday from creche with a fever, not feeling sick or complaining. Did not sleep during the day so was rather tired from the day' s fun. Over the weekend he tends to feel very hot to the touch, when I take his temperature it is 38.5 - never higher. At times his face is burning hot and the rest of his body is normal and damp. My feeling was that he may have had too much sun on the Friday at creche and being so tired added to that. I have been giving him ponstan and this reduces the hot face and makes him feel better. Could he have perhaps had heat stroke or heat exhaustion - can kids get this - how is this best treated? He does not complain of feeling not well, he also does not seem to eat much in summer, in winter he is a little starving piggie. He has good health and does not get sick much. Any advise will be appreciated.

Expert's Reply



Your son's fever, and he certainly has a fever, is not due to heat stroke or any cause like that. You are masking the fever by giving him Ponstan. There must be a cause for this fever possibly a urinary infection. Please take him to see your doctor.

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