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Child suffering from lower respiratory infection . - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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User:Good Morning Doc
Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX here
Doctor:Good morning to you too.
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Doc my daughter is not well and she is been having 102 temp + slight cold snce yesterday
User:day before yesterday evening i meam
User:yesterdy we took her to apollo and they gave some mdicine (advent + crocin + zedex p + synarest)
User:but its been 24 hours but her temp is not coming down
User:the moment crocin affect is down her temp soars to 102 again
Doctor:Crocin syrup usually starts its effects in 30 mins to half an hour
Doctor:and can last upto 4-6 hours.
Doctor:In your daughters case
Doctor:after how long does she gets her fever back?
User:in approx 4 hours
Doctor:How frequently are you giving her this syrup?
User:we checked yesterday wit a doc here and they said wecan give her crocin 4 timesso we are giving 4 times only
Doctor:Give me a few minutes, while I go through your previous chat with the doctor,
User:is this normal
Doctor:symptoms of infection can last for 2-5 days and it's common.
User:withput any signof improvement
User:i mean in 24 hours the temp not decresing from 101 cange to 102 change
Doctor:Thank you.
Doctor:I have reviewed your chat with the doctor yesterday.
Doctor:I understand you are concerned and let me assure you,
Doctor:fever can persist for 2-5 days in a case of upper respiratory tract infect.
Doctor:Antibiotic which take care of bacterial infection can take minimum of 2 days before it treats infection.
User:is upper respiratory tract infection XXXXXXX
Doctor:I would expect your daughter to start improving from today or tomorrow.
User:can it lead to serious sickness like TB and all
Doctor:Tuberculosis is a completely different entity.
User:but she is not having caughing
Doctor:This causes lower respiratory tract infection.
Doctor:Upper respiratory tract infections are usually caused by viruses and sometimes bacteria.
User:do u suggest any tests to confirm it
Doctor:She will need testing if her symptoms do not improve by 3 - 4 days despite proper medication.
User:ohh okiee
Doctor:So if the symptoms do not improve by then, you can report back to your pediatrician and consider testing.
User:thanks Doc, u have a nice day
Doctor:Now for her current problem,
Doctor:It seems you have moved out of the chat window.
Doctor:Please login again if you have any other medical query.
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