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Child suffering from fever, throat infection. Treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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Doctor:Good morning
User:god morning
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:my son is suffering from mild fever and throat infection from past 2 days
Doctor:Sorry to hear that
Doctor:Did you record his temperature?
User:his temp is 96-98 in morning 100 at afternoon and night
Doctor:I think he may need a course of antibiotic
Doctor:Like Amox
User:i showed him to a doctor
Doctor:What did the doctor say?
User:he prescribed clamp 11/4 for 2 time a day for 6 days
User:alongwith neozeet syrup 3 times a day
User:and calpol 250ml for fever after 4 hours daily
User:my child is 6.5 years old
User:question is should i continue with this for 2 for days or so i need to change any medicine ?
Doctor:I will suggest you on this
Doctor:You should continue all the medicines for 6 days
User:so u are suggeting me to keep him 2 days more on this prescribed medicine right ?
User:is there any restriction for food ?
User:he eats egg and mangoes a littile more than usual daily
Doctor:Clamp 11/4 is an antibiotic
Doctor:Finish the entire bottle
Doctor:I mean complete the course of antibiotic
User:ok i will continue with clamp
User:but clamp is not bottle it is tablet provided
Doctor:Neozeet and calpol, you can stop after 2 to 3 days
User:with 1 1/4 dosage for 2 times a day
Doctor:Please finish the full course of tablet clamp
Doctor:What is the weight of yous son?
User:24 kgs
User:regarding food any restrictions ?
User:he is eating home made food only now
Doctor:Do not give him cold food
Doctor:Refrigerated food
Doctor:ice creams or cold drinks
Doctor:Continue with home made food
User:yes this i have avoided as doctor already mentioned
Doctor:Plain dal and rice will be better
User:is providing egg ok or not ?
Doctor:You can give it
User:ok and mangoes ?
Doctor:There is no restriction for it
Doctor:Yes, you can give mangoes too
Doctor:Ripe ones
User:k fine
User:now if after 2 days fever of 100 degree persists wat should i do ?
Doctor:Is there anything else I may help you with, ?
User:and this fever comes only in afternoon or night tome rest of time no fever
Doctor:It will gradually subside
Doctor:Continue to give calpol for 2 more days
User:k what is the reason for this fever ? is it due to the exertion of 3 days in car comboined with 6 hours in water park and outside food for 3 days ?
User:or any thing else ?
Doctor:It is because of the throat infection usually because of streptococcal infection
Doctor:Make him do Betadine gargle twice daily
Doctor:He will recover soon
User:ok so i hope no need for any blood or urine tests if fever doesnt subsidy ami i correct ?
Doctor:It is not required as such
Doctor:He shall be fine in 3 days time with continued antibiotics
User:only if required i will contact else if fever subsides in 2 days this is not required
Doctor:Yes, that is right
User:thanks a lot for all your help and suggestions
User:it was very nice for you to provide these helpful inputs
Doctor:Thank you too
User:bye and thank you again
Doctor:Pleasure is mine
Doctor:Wishing your son a speedy recovery
Doctor:Bye and take care
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