My five year old son has been mentioning that he intermittently sees things "small". I have not been able to establish if he is trying to be funny or whether it is a real problem. The best explanation I have been able to elicit is that "it is magic". This is a fairly recent thing (started last week) following a very severe cold.
Is this something I should seek medical help for? A quick check on the Internet suggests something along the lines of Micropsia or AIWS.
However, given that I cannot get him to respond seriously to my questions I cannot establish whether there is enough cause for concern here to go see a doctor. Do doctors have better tools than asking him questions to establish whether there is reason for concern?
The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.
Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.