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Feverish and Cold - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   i have 1 year old son
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   last 2 days he is not eating properly
User :   he had cold and fever
User :   i have given him vikoryl
User :   still no use
User :   he has only milk
User :   no cerelac also he has
User :   he is been loosing weight also
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
It is known that infants with cold and fever go jittery and do not eat or drink properly.
Doctor :  
This shall lose their weight by a kg
Doctor :   They soon resume the lost weight as soon as they get well
User :   i was told that vikoryal cant be given everynow and then
User :   last week also he had same cold and fever
User :   i gave
User :   vikroyl
User :   he was fine
User :   now again same problme
Doctor :  
Then it is better to see a Doctor to check with a stethescope if he is well internally in the lungs and bronchus
User :   k
Doctor :  
Repeated infections shall reduce the hunger
User :   k
Doctor :  
Unless he gets well he will not resume eating properly
User :   k
Doctor :  
But do not worry about the weight, he will regain the weight that he is lost
Doctor :  
soon
User :   wht is the normal temperture
User :   if he gets fever
Doctor :  
98 degree F
User :   ok
Doctor :  
to 99 degree F
User :   the peditrician near our place has suggested to take him only one he hs high fever
User :   he keeps saying that i should not fill him up with medicine
Doctor :  
Yes absolutely
Doctor :  
Wikoryl is a symptomatic medicine which is good to be taken only when there is excessive fever and cold
User :   which medicine can be kept stand by in case son gets fever or cold
User :   there are times v r unable to take him to doc
Doctor :  
Every medicine is the same
User :   k
Doctor :  
Wikoryl is good
Doctor :  
So the trade name difference
Doctor :  
The generic composition is the same in every thing
User :   k
Doctor :  
Only
User :   k
Doctor :  
FEBREX PLUS Syrup can be an useful alternative
User :   IF HIS TEMPERTURE IS ABOVE 99 THEN ONLY I SHD TAKE HIM TODAY
User :   to the doc
User :   r u there odc
User :   doct
Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :  
Is he active otherwise?
User :   he is very active
User :   only thing does not eat
Doctor :  
Ok, try to buy a sucker from the surgical store and keep home
Doctor :  
You can suck the secretions inside the nose gently
Doctor :  
with it
Doctor :  
before you feed him
Doctor :  
This makes him more comfortable
User :   k
Doctor :  
Remember to sterile the sucker before use in boiling water
Doctor :  
each time
User :   ok
User :   wht other food can be given now
Doctor :  
Keep it in safe place
User :   since he hs completed 1 year
Doctor :  
Nothing cold
Doctor :  
Food what ever he likes during these sick days
User :   k
Doctor :  
Do not give bananas
User :   k
Doctor :  
curd
User :   k
User :   if temperature is normal
User :   there is no need to give vikoryl right
Doctor :  
yes
User :   k
User :   normal how many times
User :   vikroal can be given
Doctor :  
three times a day
User :   for how long
Doctor :  
What is the weight
User :   for cold otirivin mini drops are enogh
User :   he was 7.5 one month bk
User :   now not sure
Doctor :  
You can give it twice a day then
User :   k
Doctor :  
5 ml per dose, two doses
Doctor :  
a day
User :   k
User :   how effective thise polio injectable vaccinations
Doctor :  
Polio injections are given only if there are contraindications to Oral vaccine
User :   k
User :   i have given all the vacciantons as on date
Doctor :   Both vaccines are highly effective
User :   but the peditican suggested taht it s better to give polio injectable dose also
User :   1 this month
User :   another one when he completes 1 1/2 year
User :   i hope there are no side effects
Doctor :   Did he take Injectible vaccine
Doctor :  
previously
User :   16th i hv to take him
User :   oral was taken
Doctor :  
Why not oral vaccine??
Doctor :   Ok

User :   he has been given all the vaccinations as per the chart
Doctor :  
Excellent
User :   now i was told that even polio injection has to be given
User :   so doc suggested 2 doses
User :   1 on 16th another one when he completes 1 1/2 year
User :   i was little worred
Doctor :  
Why did he suggested Injection
User :   generaly
User :   saying its good
User :   no polio effect will be there
User :   he said
Doctor :  
IPV is effective though but I was trying to know what is the need
Doctor :  
when there is Oral vaccine
User :   not sure doctor
User :   i just saw the ad and asked hm
User :   tehn he asked me to get him on 16th and agin aftt 1 1/2 year
Doctor :  
ok

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