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Child suffering with fever and cold. Suggestion? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 08-Jul-2013
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User:Hello Sir, My 2 years 10 months kid is suffering from fever.
User:We observed that he has initially suffered from cold from today morning,
User:later this cold has been changed to cold + fever,
Doctor:Does he have any cough?
User:the fever level is at 99.5 degrees at this moment,
User:he does not have any cough,
Doctor:Have a nice day
Doctor:It was not for you
User:we are not sure, but we are thinking that this might be on account of weather change or water change,
Doctor:Does he have any runny nose?
User:no sir,
User:its very light,
User:the level is that, we are just cleaning his nose once in 1-2 hrs,
Doctor:It might due to allergy due to cold whether as you say but may also be due viral or bacterial infections
User:let us know if this is a acceptable fever level,
User:let us know your advice..
Doctor:No, it is not acceptable particularly in kids
User:what is the normal temperature for kids sir ?
Doctor:If fever exceeds, there might be chances of febrile convulsions as well
Doctor:It ranges from 98.0 to 98.7
Doctor:But if it allergic, he wont be having fever
User:does febrile convulsions it means FITS what we call in normal parlance ?
Doctor:I suspect it as viral infection or possibly bacterial
User:tell us the medical advice sir .
Doctor:If it is viral, it is self limiting, may be in 4 to 7 days but there is chance of getting complicated to bacterial infection
Doctor:And if it bacterial infection he might need antibiotics
Doctor:To assess this and need of antibiotics, he needs physical examination
Doctor:In children viral infections usually gets secondary bacterial infection, so Pediatricians starts them on antibiotics for preventive measures
Doctor:I suggest you to do tepid sponging, to control fever
Doctor:Tepid sponging is putting and slightly ribbing a wet cloth on his body
User:ya, got it sir,
Doctor:Also you can give him Paracetamol syrup 125 mg, 5 ml if fever exceeds or not controlled with tepid sponging
User:sure sir,
Doctor:But he might need antibiotics which should be assessed by Pediatrician after physical exam
User:understood sir..
Doctor:Did you follow what I said? Please get back to me in case of doubts.
User:understood sir,
User:thank you very much for your time and advice.
Doctor:Use syrup only if he is not jaundiced
User:is there any possibility wherein we can reach out to you only
User:sure sir, there is no jaundice to him.
Doctor:I will be hear during day time, they would connect to me.
User:sure sir, thank you very much..
Doctor:Thanks for consulting. Rate if you have time. Bye for now.
User:thanks again sir, bye.
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