It is not possible to figure out the cause of the fever in this child without examining him: we need to look at the tonsils for evidence of tonsillitis (redness, pus etc.), the ears to rule out otitis (red bulging eardrum), listen to the chest to make sure there are no abnormal breathing sounds signaling bronchitis or pneumonia, examine the urine for possible infection (urine analysis and culture). These are the basic measures to investigate fever in a child and necessitate a visit to the clinic.
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