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My granddaughter has been complaining of a headache for the

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My granddaughter has been complaining of a headache for the last two days. She is only 5 and it’s hard for her to explain what’s wrong. She said just her forehead hurt plus she has a stuffy nose and her throat hurts. Could it be her sinuses?
JA: How long has your granddaughter had the stuffiness? Has she used any medication for it?
Customer: A couple of days. Yesterday she complained of a tummy ache and headache as well
JA: Has she seen a doctor about the headache?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else in her medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Not that I am aware of

Hello I am Dr Alaa Nafea a pediatrician with 10 years experience.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

does the headache start upon waking up?

is there any associated vomiting?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No, just now she was just lying down and she said her head hurt. Her nose is pretty stuffy as well
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I don’t want to keep getting hit up for more payments. I just want to know if I should be taking her to Urgent Care?

is there any fever?

any change in her daily activity?

any sore throat?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Do I have to pay more to get an answer or suggestion?

the number of questions I ask doesn't increase you payments

its only to help me asses the best next step

the amount of money is predetermined to you I think

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
A slight fever earlier today, just not as much energy and is complaining of a sore throat

ok. a simple viral infection can cause all of that headache:

you can use Tylenol and Benadryl.

if the fever gets higher, her activity is less or there difficulty breathing at any time you need to go the ER.

but if nothing it shall resolve within a few days.

also, add some warm fluids like soups and fresh homemade fruit juice. along with zinc supplementation as an immune booster.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thank you

You are most welcome.

If my answer was helpful plz don't forget to rate me 3 stars or above.

and don't hesitate to ask for any pieces of information you need." it will not cost you any more money"

I hope you baby girl get well soon.

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