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Child with fluctuating fever along with teething. When medication is given the fever reduces, but again rises. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good afternoon
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hi doctor
User:good afternoon
User:my son is 11 1/2 month old now
User:on friday night he had fever around 99.9 F
User:so yesterday i had shown to doctor they gave me fepanil 250 syrup
User:and tablet called Erox kid he gave us
User:so till now temprature is varying
User:some time noraml temp and some time around 102 F
User:and they told friday and saturday asked me to give syrup 4 time and tablet 3 time
User:so do we need to wait till the completion of course of tablet 15 -5 days course
User:so i am worried?
Doctor:The tablet is antibiotic.
Doctor:Antibiotic has to be given until its course is finished, even if the fever disappears.
Doctor:You need not be worried at present.
Doctor:You have started giving the medicine since yesterday only.
Doctor:It might take 3-5 days for the fever and condition to improve.
Doctor:If it does not improve after 5 days, then you will have to revisit your pediatrician for evaluation.
Doctor:Please do not worry, as it is common for kids to have fever during this time of the year.
Doctor:Please continue giving Fepanil as advised.
Doctor:You can also do tepid sponging whenever the temperature starts to rise.
User:is it because teething?
Doctor:Teething usually can cause only a small increase in temperature.
Doctor:So I do not think it is due to teething.
User:whenever i give fepanil syrup,temp comes below 99.9 and after some few hours temp agian goes up
Doctor:It is common for temperature to vary in similar way for about 2-3 days.
Doctor:It is because, fever is just a symptom.
Doctor:Cause may be a viral infection, bacterial infection etc.
Doctor:Once the cause is getting cured, the fever will also come under control.
Doctor:Have you understood what I said?
Doctor:If not, please ask.
User:i got it
User:one question
Doctor:Sure. Please proceed
User:so temprature around 102 F how does it affects ,do we need to worry generally
Doctor:You need not worry unless the temperature is staying high for long time.
Doctor:But, usually when under treatment, the temperature will come down to normal within few hours.
Doctor:You can also do tepid sponging to bring it down as suggested before.
Doctor:Is there anything else that I can help you with?
User:Thanks for your valuable suggestions
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me. Let us know if you have any health related queries.
Doctor:Have a nice weekend!!
User:same to you
User:my weekend is gone in tension--:(
Doctor:Bye for now.
Doctor:Don't worry. It will get better. Just keep yourself relaxed. Things will get normal.
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