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Baby getting fever intermittently. What is the treatment for this? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Oct-2013
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Doctor:hi
User:Hello Madam
User:Good afternoon
Doctor:helloat
Doctor:good afternoon
Doctor:please proceed with your query
User:this is regarding my 8months old baby girl
Doctor:sure
User:she is getting Fever intermittently (101 degrees)
Doctor:proceed
Doctor:are you there?
User:a month back she was hospitalised for 2 days since temp was above 102
Doctor:sorry about that
Doctor:since when is she having fever now?
User:since 2 months Fever has become chronic
Doctor:oh
User:doctor suspected some E-coli bacteria and gave mediaction
Doctor:so sorry about it
Doctor:ok
User:few antibiotics
User:after that she was fine for 2 weeks and again fever developed
User:WBC count is increasing
Doctor:oh
User:at present WBC count is 0000
User:also she developed urine infection now
Doctor:oh
User:so my question is for what reason this WBC count increases
Doctor:I am so sorry about this
User:and how to control this chronic fever
Doctor:it increases because of any active infection
Doctor:You cannot control this chronic fever at home
User:true doctor acknowledges that some infection is there
Doctor:Your baby girl needs complete blood check up
Doctor:perhaps
User:not sure what is it
Doctor:blood culture
Doctor:If I was the treating doctor, I would admit your child immediately
User:we did blood culture once
Doctor:Carry out all the blood investigations
Doctor:and urine routine and culture as well
User:during that time only E-coli was found
Doctor:Repeat the test again
User:ok
Doctor:I would give her high end antibiotics
Doctor:Keep her in the ward for a minimum of 2 days
Doctor:and observe
Doctor:Yes, there is definitely infection
User:ok
Doctor:It is the responsibility of a doctor to find out the cause for infection and treat the child prompty
Doctor:Please do not neglect this
User:true
Doctor:Get your child hospitalized and get the necessary investigations done
User:any good doctor u can suggest in Hyderabad
Doctor:We can proceed with treatment accordingly
Doctor:You can go to apollo hospitals
Doctor:it is a good one
Doctor:But I personally do not know any doctors there
User:ok
User:baby activites are normal
User:she plays a lot
Doctor:good
User:sure
Doctor:But we should not neglect the underlying infection
User:i will get her checked thoroughly
Doctor:else, she would get fever frequently
User:ok
Doctor:and gradually her immunity will decrease
Doctor:I do not wish this to happen
User:ok
Doctor::(
Doctor:I wish your daughter recovers quickly
Doctor:and is back in good health
Doctor:please follow my suggestions
User:sure, thanks a lot
Doctor:you are welcome
Doctor:do you have any more queries for now?
User:no madam
Doctor:shall we end the chat now?
User:we can end
User:thanks once again
Doctor:ok
Doctor:take care
Doctor:pleasure
Doctor:anytime
Doctor:Bye for now
User:bye
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