my four year old son has joint pain and hot swollen knees and ankles which he is unable to walk on my doctor said this is viral what does this mean ? its not the first time to have this it's about the third can any body help?
Yes, I believe it can. I had an appt this morning with an infectious disease Dr and we talked in great detail about parvo. In children, they can give them immuglobulin therapy if they have anemia with it. It can trigger an over response of the immune system. I would ask your Dr about it. Unfortunately there is no actual ************** for parvovirus... Just try to keep him comfortable as you can, give him some ibuprofen for the pain and some moist, warm heat on his joints. Please keep me updated on how your son does with this.
My daughter is 3 yrs old. She has similar symptoms however, usually only in the morning. She has been diagnosed with JRA (Juvenile Rhuematoid Arthritis). I'm not sure if your son's symptoms only occur in the A.M. or not...hope this helps...
not at any time in particular can have it for a couple of days but it would be bad enough that he won't be able to walk.it is mostly he knees and ankles. he is walking very awkward and his feet tend to be ichy
hmmmm....the itchy part somewhat throws me off.....I do know that JRA is associated with only- joints whether its the knees, ankles or elbows etc....however I do know that rash is associated with it as well. Whether the itching comes with it or not I am unsure......I would definately look into it. My daughter does tend to walk awkward as well though....
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.