Medical Specialty >> Pediatrics

Doctors Lounge - Pediatrics Answers

Back to Pediatrics Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge ( does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 9/9/2017.

Forum Name: Pediatric Topics

Question: Six year old son, not sure what is wrong!

 mom3 - Thu Jan 06, 2005 10:11 pm

My six-year-old woke up this morning with bad pain in the back of his neck. This afternoon he has a fever of 103, headache, and is stuttering when he talks. I took him to Urgent Care and the doctor there said it is just a viral infection and to give him some thing for the fever. I am just not comfortable with that. Does this sound right? He said his ears, throat, and nose all look good and his lungs are clear. He did not do any blood work or any test of any kind. Should I take him somewhere else or could it simply be a viral infection? :( I am really worried about him.
 Dr. Heba Ismail - Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:14 pm

Dear mom3,
Since I haven't seen your child, it would be very difficult to judge. But when you're concerned, we should be concerned, as the mother usually knows her child best.
I would recommend a second opinion, even if it required an extra workup, which I beleive is less harm than missing something serious. Please keep us infomed.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us