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Cold and fever in an infant - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   My 10 month old son has had fever for 3 days.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Any other problems
User :   We took him to a hospital today and were told that he got a cold.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   It's not a flu according to them.
User :   Tonight again, his temperature is 39.5 C
User :   it's the 3rd night in a row that his temperature is this high.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   We got a medicine to reduce the temperature
User :   but we were wondering if it can be dangerous for him and his brain development to have such a high temperature for 3 days.
User :   although it does drop a bit during the day
Doctor :   Do not worry
Doctor :   Let me assess
Doctor :   first
Doctor :   Any other problems
User :   no that's it
Doctor :   It stays for one more day
Doctor :   and then it goes off
User :   oh ok
User :   that's great
Doctor :   Look for wheezing
User :   thanks
User :   so we should give him the medicine anyway ?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   You continue what is given by doctor
User :   ok thank you very much.
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