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Child with mild fever, vomiting, took crocin syrup. Cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:i need some advice for my daughter 32 months old
User:can i get hold of a paediatrician?
User:our regular doc is unreachable at this time
Doctor:We do not have pediatricians available for live chat.
Doctor:You can proceed with your query, I am sure I can help you out. Or else you can go to your nearest hospital.
User:my daughter had mild fever yesterday afternoon and she vomited once in morn and once in evening
User:we took her to our regular paediatrican yese=terday eve and she gave medicianes...they were
User:crocin syrup for fever every 4 hrs, emeset (anti vomit) every 8 hrs
User:although she presecrived antibiotic it was ONLY if she had diarrhoea
User:today until afternoon she was dng ok...99-101 fever, but no vomit or diarrhoea
User:in fact she hasnd had bowel movement in last 2 days now
User:evening fever shot up to 103.6 and we gave her crocin (usual dose) and sponge bath
User:her fever came down to 101-102...
Doctor:you mean she has not passed stool since last 2 days?
User:we gave her that crocin ~6.30pm today evening
User:now again her fever is gng up....doc had asked her to wattch until fri night
User:we r OK with that...except what do we do when fever shoots up in the night
User:and secondly should there be any change in course of medicines
User:these were r my 2 basic Qs
User:im done typing
Doctor:If the fever shoots up you can do sponging.
Doctor:what is the strength of the crocin syrup?
User:usual (i.e not DS) i think 120mg...about 7 ML every 4-5 hrs is what we have used as she had told
Doctor:What is the weight of your child?
User:12.8 kgs
Doctor:you can give upto 200mg every 6 hours.
Doctor:Please confirm the strength and dosage again.
User:ok let me check
Doctor:And you can do sponging with a wet towel.
User:ok...its written as 120mg/5ML....we hv used 7 ML every 4-5 hrs
Doctor:Just dip a towel in normal water(Tap water) and wipe your baby with that till her fever has gone down
User:yes, sure
Doctor:You can increase the crocin by another ml
Doctor:that is you can give her 8 ml every 6 hours.
User:usually we hv seen her fever starts shooting up around fourth hour
Doctor:Antibiotics are not needed as it seems to be a viral fever.
Doctor:the extra 1 ml should take care of that.
User:in between today she did complain of stomach i said she hasnt had bowel movement in last 2 days....doc was expecting she may get diarrhoea if it was some food posoning or gastro...but doesnt appear so
Doctor:Maybe it is just a viral fever, and will settle down by four or five days, till then you can continue with the medicines.
Doctor:And you can always revert back to your doctor if it shows no signs of improvement.
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