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Virus causing headache and temp? 8yo

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SophieHatters Tue 23-Jun-15 14:36:49

Ds is 8 and has had an intermittent headache which is quite bad, he says, for a couple of days. He also had a temperature for a day or so, that's mainly gone. (only up to about 38)

He says his throat hurts to swallow as well but it isn't that bad.

I'm thinking it's a virus of some kind but they haven't had anything causing headaches before, so just thought I'd better check in case I need to worry about it - could it be anything else?

FarelyKnuts Tue 23-Jun-15 14:42:46

My 5yo DD had what sounds like the same last weekend for 3 days. Higher temps but the same thing with headaches and sore throat. Eased off by day 4 and is just a bit tired like you ate after a viral infection now. Q

SaulGood Tue 23-Jun-15 14:46:43

The headache is usually a side effect of the fever according to my GP.

SophieHatters Tue 23-Jun-15 14:54:20

Ahh thank you, I'm glad it is probably just that - he isn't really hot any more, just a bit tired and weary.

Will see how it goes.

SaulGood Tue 23-Jun-15 16:59:02

Hope he's better soon. My 8yo when she gets a mild virus (which has more pronounced symptoms in her 3yo brother with his less efficient immune system) often complains of a headache, a slight sore throat and has a fever. That's often it for her now. Years ago when she was a toddler/pre-schooler/young primary age it used to be acres of snot and ear pain and hacking coughs. Of course that still happens on occasion but I think she gets things more mildly now.

I wonder if it's just a sign of her growing up. I no longer get awful colds when the dc do, just mild aches, bit of a headache, feeling under the weather. Perhaps it's the same thing.

Or it's just a mild virus, his immune system has kicked in and the fever has left him feeling a bit wiped out.

Whatever it is, here's to it sodding off very soon. grin

DeeWe Tue 23-Jun-15 20:29:20

Ds (also 8yo) came home from school retired to bed and has slept mostly since school. He has a mild temperature (around 38+) and says his head hurts and he feels sick when he wakes.

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