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Child started vomiting and has fever. Given crocin. Urine test normal. Cause and cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:hello doctor
Doctor:Please proceed with your query , i can help u with that
User:since wed my daughter had fever and 1-2 times vomiting
User:my regular pediatrician prescribed crocin and emeset (anti vomit)
Doctor:May i know her age ?
User:yes sorry, she is 32 months old
User:12.8 Kgs
User:yesterday her fever shot up to 103.6 in the eve and we gave crocin + sponge bath and in the night it was again morn it was 101 (around 11 AM). doc prescrived urine test and it seems clear
User:she has asked us to wait for another day
Doctor:has he not given any antibiotics ?
User:right now she has asked to put crocin DS 3.5 ML and Meftal-P 6 ML alternately every 4 hrs
User:she did
User:we started Oflox 100 mg 3.5 ML twice
User:she has taken 1 dose of anitibiotic today afternoon
User:im told that crocin DS + meftal is pretty i was not sure if i shud give medician when there is fever (like 100+) or i shud simply give it every 4 hrs
Doctor:may i know who told u that ?
Doctor:its incorrect
Doctor:both have different actions,
User:this was told by my apartment residents (non doctors) and 6 months ago when i had been to mumbai, the paediatrician had suggetsted to use meftal-p only once
Doctor:one reduces the fever and the other reduces abdominal cramps
User:my daughter has stomach pain so for that she has prescrived Meftap-Spas, for fever she gave Meftal-P
Doctor:Mefthal P has paracetamol, along with it, so giving CROCIN DS along with that preparation, is not needed
Doctor:mefthal spas, does not have paracetamol, so it can be given along with CROCIN DS she is now taking meftal spas (twice for stomach pain) and every 4 hrs alternate with crocin DS and meftal-P
Doctor:can u tell me the dosage sugggested by your doctor ?
User:yes..let me for once type that...gimme a min
User:Emeset - 3 ML every 8 hrs (anti vomit) Meftal - Spas 3.5 ML twice (morn and night) for stomach pain Oflox 100 mg - 3.5 ML twice (started today) Every 4 Hrs Crocin DS 3.5 ML and Meftal -P 6 ML alternately
User:she hasnt passed any motion in last 3 days now and has complained of stomach pain since yesterday
User:no laxative has been given as of now
Doctor:the dosage is fine , and there is no need to worry about the combination of Crocin DS 3.5 ML and Meftal -P 6 ml
Doctor:there is no need to give laxatives to a baby
Doctor:increase her fluid intake and give her more fruits like banana
Doctor:mashed up with milk, she will have proper stools
User:so crocin ds + meftal-p every 4 hrs can be given directly or i shud wait for fever to go up and only then administer them?
Doctor:no need to wait for the fever to go up
Doctor:it is better to give the medications, to avoid the temperature coming up, for a few days
Doctor:once 3-4 days of antibiotics have been given, the fever will subside
User:ok...doc was saying she'll watch till tomw and if needed ask for blood report (CBC PS etc)
User:im trying to understand what could be the cause
User:viral or stomach infection..or what?
Doctor:most of such infections can be due to bacterial or viral infections
Doctor:but high fever , is usually a feature of bacterial origin
Doctor:and it is more common in young infants to have such infections
Doctor:in case , inspite of antibiotics, the fever is persisting, blood tests are done to confirm the cause of infection
User:she has asked to avoid milk and dairy when fever started fearing food poisioning....but that doesnt seem to be as there was no diarrhoea i guess we can start milk, fibre etc
Doctor:dairy products given during viral infections can cause intolerance, issues
Doctor:so it is best to avoid them, for the time being
User:but we can give milk + banana for now?
Doctor:yes, but make sure, that the milk is boiled and cooled before use
User:we'll do that
User:since she hasnt passed motion, she is restless and asks to go to potty few times, but she doesnt pass any stools
Doctor:in case she does not pass any stools within the next 1 day, your doctor can give her enema, solutions, to help her pass any stools, blocked inside
Doctor:it is common , to have impacted stools, which can cause vomiting
User:i think thats about it doc
User:thx for all ur inputs
Doctor:Thanks for consulting us here
Doctor:Take care and have a good evening
User:ok..thx, wish u the same
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