Question We took our 3 year old son for swimming on 2nd July for the first time. After that he started complaining of ear pain, head pain. He already had mild cold on that day which increased furthur. But after 2-3 days he looked better and stopped complaining of any pain. But since that day he is running a low grade fever of 99.5 to 99.8 everyday. He doesnt get to normal temperature at all. He has gud appetite & continues normal play. His nose his still stuffy but there seems to be no mucuos inside it. The fever is constant and doesnt come down even after giving Ibuprofen. Should I be worried abt low grade fever? Is it a virus or something else like Chlorine allery?
Answer This is surely not allergy but like an infection. ear ache and head pain following swimming can be related to accidental entry of water in ear and nose, making them stuffy,under pressure and likely to get infected; commonly by a virus.
Allergic kids wont get fever and start sneezing or have a rash due to allergy to antiseptic in swimming water.
get his ear checked by a specialist for glue ear or ear pressure. if nose it not running , its likely to be stuffy or blocked.
Discuss with your doctor if syrup levocetrizine can help.
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