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Baby having cold and fever - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 23-Nov-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Child Health
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Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 106 Questions
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:My baby is 16 days old
User:He s having cold and fever
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Proceed with your questions..
User:I have consulted a paediatrician and he gave xputam ,phexin, ciplox and pm drops
User:He said pm drops u give only if fever is there
User:So at what temperature I can give that medicine
Doctor:Yes; it is better to give paracetamol only when he has fever.
Doctor:if you have a thermometer to monitor temperature
Doctor:you can give the drops when temperature goes above 100 deg F
Doctor:Make sure you give the dose as prescribed
Doctor:and avoid giving a second dose within 4 hours.
User:Daily how. Many. Times
Doctor:Paracetamol drops can be given for maximum of 6 times (every 4 hours)
Doctor:However in most cases three or four times would be sufficient.
Doctor:In brief, in your son's case
Doctor:record his temperature every 1-2 hours
Doctor:you can give the drops if temperature goes above 100 deg F
Doctor:A second dose can be given only if the previous dose is given before 4 hours.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Thank u
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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