Q. What could be the reason for frequent fever with headache in a 3-year-old?

Answered by
Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 26, 2023

Hello doctor,

My child is 3 years old and is getting a fever frequently. The fever starts with a headache. A recent examination of CBC (complete blood count) shows the following results:

  1. Neutrophils 66 per microliter.
  2. Lymphosites 24 per microliter.
  3. monocytes 10 per microliter.
  4. ESR 60 mm/hr.
  5. C reactive protein 8.9 mg/dL.
  6. Total IGE 132.7 UI/mL.

Other parameters are within the range.

Thank you.



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Frequent fevers can be a cause for concern and may indicate an underlying medical condition. Here are a few things you can do to help your child feel more comfortable when they have a fever. Make sure your child gets plenty of rest and stays hydrated. Offer them plenty of fluids, such as water or juice, to prevent dehydration. Give your child fever-reducing medications such as Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen, as directed by a doctor or pharmacist. Be sure to follow the dosage instructions carefully. Apply a cool, damp washcloth to your child's forehead or give them a tepid bath to help lower their body temperature. Keep your child's room cool and comfortable, and dress them in lightweight clothing. It is important to seek medical advice if your child's fever persists or if they experience other symptoms such as difficulty breathing, rash, or vomiting. In the meantime, be sure to monitor your child's symptoms closely and provide them with the support and comfort they need to feel better.

Thank you.

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