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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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how can i help you?
User :   my 4 year old daughter has a fever of over 103 degrees. she has been in bed for over 3 hours restlessly sleeping on and off. she is breathing somewhat heavily and is coughing but not wheezing. she has not eaten much today, but is drinking water. i have given her tylenol within the last hour. she has a history of bronchial illness and has used an albuterol nebulizer within the past year. she has had the flu shot, but not the H1N1 shot. I just want to know if I shoudl be concerned enough to get immediate care, or should I wait to see if the tylenol helps the fever. I have recently moved and do not have a local doctor yet, but can go to ER or take her to a doctor in the morning.
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let me read
Doctor :   what is her breathing rate?
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meaning how many breaths she is taking per minute?

Doctor :   hi
User :   counting
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how can i help u?
User :   i guess i have to start over again, i thought i was continuing the same chat
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yes
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please proceed
User :   my four year old daughter has a fever of over 103 degrees. she is coughing and breathing heavily but not wheezing. she has not eaten much today but is drinking water. she has been in bed for nearly 4 hours sleeping (restlessly) on and off. she has had a history of bronchial illness and has used an albuterol nebulizer within the past 4 months. she has had the flu shot but not H1N1 vaccine. I need to know if I should be concerned and get her immediate attention, or if I should wait to see if the tylenol I have given her brings the fever down and wait until morning. I have recently moved to this area and do not have a local doctor for her, but can take her to ER if necessary or find a physician in the morning.
Doctor :  
firstly her tempertaure should come down
Doctor :   high temperature will cause febrile seizures
User :   yes, i am aware of that. She has had tylenol for the fever and I will procede with Motrin if the tylenol is not effective.
Doctor :  
u continue tylenol
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and do cold sponging
Doctor :   all over the body

User :   also, she complains that she hurts "everwhere"
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ok
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this is due to URTI
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UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION
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WITH BRONCHITIS
User :   so she should be seen by a physician then?
User :   i really just need to know if i shoudl just make her comfortable until the morning or if i should take her to the er. she has never had a fever this high, and the whole flu thing is very scary.
Doctor :  
at this time physician is available?
User :   no, i will have to go to a prompt care facility in the morning or er
Doctor :  
TILL THEN U JUST GIVE HER COLD SPONGING SO THAT HER TEMPERATURE DOESNT GO HIGH
Doctor :   and also give her tylenol
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even then if her temperature doesnt come down
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or else breathing difficulty then see a doctor immediatley
User :   how long should i wait for the temperature to come down before deciding to go to hospital?
Doctor :   when did u give her tylenol?

User :   about an hour ago
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   dhave u checked her temperaure now?
User :   no, but she still feels extremely hot
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
then start cold sponging immediatley
User :   ok
Doctor :   and check her tempertaure after an hour or so
User :   and if it is not down at that time?
Doctor :  
even then if her temperatire doesnt come down
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then take her to a doctor
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then she needs shots
Doctor :   which will give immediate result
User :   ok
User :   thank you
Doctor :  
welcome
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is there anything else i can help u?
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User :   thank you, done.
Doctor :   bye take care
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