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Child having viral fever. Unable to sit and fainting. Advise regarding the diet and treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 04-Sep-2013
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User:Hi doc
User:My son has high temperature
User:since last night
User:I took him to the hospital today
User:the doc said that it is viral fever
User:the doc said that he will have this high temp for at least 3 days
User:but i am little worried....he is not able to sit....he appears to be fainting down...and feeling tired
User:he is just 20 months
Doctor:Is he feeding well?
User:he is not able to open his eyes
User:he is not taking any food...he is saying no to everything...except water
User:can i give him some glucose drink...
User:is it ok for fever...
Doctor:What other symptoms is he having apart from fever?
Doctor:Yes you can give glucose drink
User:severely high temperature.....
Doctor:Give him brocin 4 times a day
Doctor:sorry i meant crocin
User:The doctor gave me two syrups... one for cold and the other for fever...
User:Pacimol....for fever,,
Doctor:Phenergan can cause drowsiness
User:I have not given him crocin...
User:he is not eating anything at all...
Doctor:Pacimol is the same as crocin
User:should we keep giving him the syrup...
Doctor:It needs to be given 4 times a day as long as he has fever
Doctor:Now we need to talk about phenergan
User:the doc said every 6 hours...
Doctor:How often are you giving it?
Doctor:Phenergan how of ten are you giving?
User:the temperature is really severe...
User:we have given 2 times so far...
Doctor:When was the last dose?
Doctor:And how much was it?
User:pacimol at 4. 30 ...3ml
User:Phenergan at 1 P.M ...3 ml
User:planning for next Pacimol dose at 10.....3ml.
Doctor:How bad is the cough /cold?
Doctor:Yes Pacimol needs to be given
Doctor:I was just wondering if the dose of phenergan is high enough to cause drowsiness
User:his cough is ok now...not that fact, he did not cough for last 2-3 hours,,,
Doctor:I think you should slow down with phenergan
User:ok we will just continue with Pacimol......
Doctor:This medicine needs to be given only if the nose secretions are bad enough
User:he has a very moderate running nose...but no cough for the time being...
Doctor:For now make him comfortable
Doctor:Try to get down his fever
Doctor:Do not wrap him in too many clothes
Doctor:Let his skin breathe
Doctor:Let the air get his temperature down
User:he has a shirt that ok?
Doctor:A cotton shirt would be great
Doctor:You can also do some tepid sponging
Doctor:No woollen clothes
User:ok doc....
Doctor:He should get better since the cough is under control now
User:i am really worried about the temperature,,,
Doctor:Yes temperature will kill the germs
User:but the doc said...he should wait for at least 2 days
Doctor:As long as germs are there in him, he will have the temperature
Doctor:Viral goes away on its own
Doctor:Phenergan brings down the secretions which help reducung the germs
Doctor:But usually I give just one dose of pherengan for an episode
Doctor:Since it causes a lot of drowsiness
User:should i skip it for night...
User:just this noght...
Doctor:Whenever you give anti-allergics like phenergan, give it before sleeping at nighjt
User:can i give him one extra dose of Pacimol...
Doctor:Just one dose usually does the trick
Doctor:One extra dose can be given
User:Can I give it now...?
User:almost it's been 5 hours now...
Doctor:Yes you can give it
Doctor:Give him something to eat as well
Doctor:Give him anything he wants to eat
User:yes doc i have tried biscuits....cakes...bread...bun....roti...idly...
User:he is not ever trying to taste it,,,
User:really worried that....
Doctor:Ask him what he wants to have
Doctor:give him chocos or cerelac
User:i think he feels bitternees
Doctor:He will eat since he must be really hungry
Doctor:He must not have eaten since 2 days
User:Yes doctor...
User:I am just waiting when he will eat sth...
Doctor:Try again
User:Sure doc...will keep trying...
User:Can i try some masala oats....the last option...-(
Doctor:Whatever he likes
Doctor:Can try rice with daal
User:ok doc...
User:Thank you so much doctor...
User:hope the temperature will go down...
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:It will
Doctor:Since its a viral, it does take its time
Doctor:Don't worry
Doctor:Take care
User:Thank you. GN
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