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Continuous cough and fever - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
Doctor :  
please proceed with your health query
User :   Hello Doctor
User :   My daughter who is 6 years plus 5 months old
User :   having Fever from yesteday
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
what other symptoms is she having apart from the fever?
User :   from last two days she have little cough like symptoms
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
is the cough dry cough? or does she produce sputum?
User :   so we were giving her Ambrolite- S syrup 5ml
Doctor :  
ok
User :   dry cough
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and yesteday as she got fever 99.2 at 5:30 pm so gave crofin 3.5 ml
User :   Then in night again checked fever was 99.1 at 11:00 pm so gave crocin 4 ml.
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and today she got 100 fever at 1:15ml so gave crocing 5 ml
Doctor :  
the fever suggests the presence of infection
User :   now plase suggest
Doctor :  
do not alter the dose of crocin syrup
Doctor :  
give her 5 ml 3 times a day
User :   actually we were not sure who much dose of crocin syrup we need to give
User :   ok
Doctor :  
if the fever is stil not controlled by tomorrow, then she should be taken to her doctor for a physical examination including chest examination
User :   what else?
User :   ok
Doctor :   as she will require antibiotic to be started
User :   but what could be the reason of fever?
User :   as cough is not much and a dry one
Doctor :  
she might be having either a viral infection or a bacterialinfection
User :   oki
Doctor :  
the virakl ing=fections would have taken 3-5 days to go
Doctor :  
but since as per th ehistory you gave
Doctor :  
the fever intensity is increasing so a bacterial cause is suspected
User :   so what all medicine do you suggest?
Doctor :  
you can continue giving her the medication that you are already started giving
Doctor :  
if the symptoms are not controlled then she will need to be started on antibiotics
Doctor :  
to control symptoms
User :   so Crocin 5 ml - 3 times today and tomorrow
User :   Ambrolite -S as 5ml - 3 times
Doctor :  
and may be a change of the cough suppressant may be done after the examination in case the physician feels its not working or sufficient
User :   and which antibiotic?
Doctor :  
yes, you can give the medications as above
Doctor :  
antibiotic would be decided after th ephysical and chest examination
User :   ok
Doctor :  
since I am not personally examining her and these medications come under prescription medications, I will not be able to prescribe them
Doctor :  
as it would be unethical
User :   that's fine
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   that's it
User :   thank you
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