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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Sir
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   My daughter is not feeling well
User :   and I need your help
Doctor :  
Please proceed with the query?
User :   She first was having a cough and later after 3-4 hrs complaint about fever. 100.4
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   What we had given her yesterday was
Atarax 5ml and Crocin DS 7ml on first day i.e. yesterday
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   and
Doctor :  
Please proceed.
User :   And today we have given
Atarax 5ml & Crocin DS 7ml in morning 100.4

Later today she complaint about cold so we gave her Crocin DS 7ml, Wikoryl 5ml and Salmodil plus 5ml in evening 102
And also shivring with cold
User :   these figures 100.1 adn then 102 are fever temperature
User :   and also today she did vomiting twice in evening as well
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   Finally we gave her medicine just before half an hour and their figures are: User :   Crocin 4 ml, Wikroryl 5ml, and Salmodil plus 5 ml.
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   Pls suggest.. as my daughter still having fever around 102 F
Doctor :  
I shall help you.
User :   forgot to miss
User :   she did twice vomiting as well today evening.
Doctor :  
May i know the age of your dayghter?
User :   sure
User :   she is 6 year old
Doctor :  
How nmany episodes of vomitin has she had?
Doctor :  
Is she dehydrated?
User :   only twice once at 7 pm today and later 11 pm just now
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Is she feeding well?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :  
I shall explain you.
Doctor :  
Yous daughter is having symptoms of viral infection.
Doctor :  
Probably Upper respiratory
User :   ok
Doctor :   The vomiting she has is part of this.
User :   just a overview she complaint
Doctor :  
SAince the fever has not reduced
Doctor :  
You need regular tipid sponging
Doctor :  
Means
User :   She had fever 100.4 yesterday and then later today morning 100.4 and then in evenving 102 and in night too 102 fever plus vomiting.. and during all this she is having cough and cold
Doctor :  
Use slightly warm water to rub the area of the body like the arm pit fore head
Doctor :  
using clean clothes.
User :   also
Doctor :   Have her temperature monitored
User :   she is complaining for shevring and vomiting
Doctor :  
If the temperature monitored
Doctor :  
You have to stop tipid sponging when there is shivering.
User :   that is my question in fact
Doctor :  
I shall suggest you the some medicinesfor vomiting.
Doctor :  
May i know the weight of your child.
User :   26
Doctor :  
You can give her 4ml Syp domstal twice a day for the next 2 days and stop.
User :   starting my now?
Doctor :   If there is any further vomiting than you can give it now or you can start from tommorrow.
Doctor :  
For the fever.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
It withh take atleast a day or 2 for it to come down.
User :   sorry?
Doctor :   How frequently are you using the medication.
Doctor :  
I mean for the fever to stop completely and not coming down.
User :   Doctor: It withh take atleast a day or 2 for it to come down.
User :   I don't understand this statement.. Pls repeat it again
Doctor :  
That is what i said i am sorry for the infection to go down completely it may take a d ay or 2 .
Doctor :  
But with regular medications and use of tipid sponging when ever possible you can bring down the feve
User :   so you mean to say we can continue to give her Crocin once or twice till the fever comes down?
Doctor :   You need to continue more frequently may be thrice a day.
User :   ok
User :   and we are giving her as I said Crocin DS suspension
User :   ok
Doctor :  
If the fever persists for more than 2 days take her back to the pediatrician.
User :   how many ML?
Doctor :   Just follow the dosage given by the pediatrician,

Doctor :  
But the frequency can be increased.
User :   so you are suggesting us to go to Pediatricain?
Doctor :  
ALso give her adequate water and fluids.
Doctor :  
If the fever persists for more than 2 days
Doctor :  
She probaby may need antibiotics.
User :   oh oki
Doctor :  
Thats whwhy i suggested that.
Doctor :  
Notfor the present condition.
User :   and she first complaint about cough.. which still persist
User :   and along with cough she is having fever, cold, vomiting plus little bit shevring.. so that is the reason I contacted you
Doctor :  
She is on a cough syrup too thgis is also part of the infection.
Doctor :  
If it persists than antibiotiocis the needed drug
Doctor :  
any other query?
User :   all those mediciens we had given on our own were as per our past experience
User :   were they all right?
User :   I mean to say Atarax, Wikoryl, Salmodil plus and Crocin
Doctor :   May i know crocin syp is it 250mg or 125mg?

User :   250 MG
User :   sorry written is 240 mg/5 ml
Doctor :  
Crocin is to be given 6.5ml thrice a day
User :   ok
User :   how about others?
Doctor :  
You can stop atarax.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
The rest can be continued.
User :   wikroryl and salmodil plus how much and when?
Doctor :   You can either take salmodil or wikoryl 5 ml twice a day
Doctor :  
If your daughter has no wheezing problems.
User :   but Salmodil is not for cough and Wikoryl is for cold?
Doctor :  
Salmodil is given for relief of broncho constriction.
User :   as such there is not wheezing problem
Doctor :  
Wilorryl also has certain mediciaction that help in cough relief.
Doctor :   IS your daughter producing sputum in the cough?
User :   sometimes
User :   she didn't complaint this yesterday but today she had twice I believe
Doctor :   Then you can stop wikroyl and continue wih salmodil.

Doctor :   sputum production can be a sign of bacterial infection.
User :   so Salmodil will relief her from cough & cold ?
Doctor :  
If the sputum istoo much or does not reduce then let us know
User :   as such in last two days is not much
Doctor :   Then you can wait.
User :   so I will continue Salmodil and Crocin DS
User :   correct?
Doctor :  
But as i said you needantibiotics if the symptoms do not reduce.
User :   sure. I got you
User :   thank you so much!!
Doctor :  
Jus continue with three syp.
Doctor :  
Crocin, salmodil and domstal.
Doctor :  
as advised.
User :   ok
User :   one more thing
Doctor :  
Please fill the feed back form too
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   domstal needs to be given empty stomach or ?
Doctor :  
preferably before food or the medications.
User :   ok
User :   thank you sir for ur help!
User :   bye and good night :)
Doctor :  
So that it can preventvomiting because of medication or the food.
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   and which antiboitic would you suggest?
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