What to do
Keep the child at home and encourage her to rest. Relieve fever with paracetamol, and by bathing her in lukewarm (not cold) water. In rare cases, the aches and fatigue can continue for months, so see the doctor if it does not pass within two weeks. An antiviral medication may be recommended to help boost the immune system in these cases.
For more detailed info on Common Childhood Conditions, go to Health24.