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Frequent fevers, sweating a lot in head. Reasons ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Dr XXXXXXX here
User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I am in bangalore. I have some question about my son's health
User:He is 3 year 5 month
User:106 cma and 17KG
User:ie 43inch
User:he is doing all his daily activity normal
User:morning 9.30 to 1.30 pm going school.
User:But he is getting fvr frequently
User:it will be there for day or two
User:we give synorest
User:and it will go
User:Only other behaviour is he swets lot, mainly head
User:i wanted to know what could be the reason for both swetting and fvr
User:we consulted DR and he said the swetting is by nature, no need to worry
User:we are worried about his frequent fvr
Doctor:Does he have any other symptom along with fever?
Doctor:Symptoms such as nasal congestion, sore throat, vomiting, loose motions, etc?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:Some time nasal congestion and cuf, no vomiting, loose motion
Doctor:Let me explain to you.
Doctor:First I shall inform you the positive things.
Doctor:His weight is ideal for his age.
Doctor:We expect a child to have a weight of 17 kg at around 4 years and he has achieved that in 3 years, 5 months.
Doctor:His height is also pretty good.
Doctor:Average children reach 42 inches around 6 years of age.
Doctor:That implies he is well nourished and all the organs are performing well.
Doctor:Are you following?
Doctor:Now coming to the second issue about frequent fever.
Doctor:Fever is usually secondary to some infection.
Doctor:In infants and toddlers, virus are the commonest infections.
Doctor:And since the immunity of viral infections lasts only for few days, a new virus or the same virus can infected a person within few weeks.
Doctor:Besides that, the body resistance of children is not fully developed.
Doctor:It is these infections that tune the body to secrete more antibodies
Doctor:so that as they reach 5-6 years of age
Doctor:he is protected against most infections.
Doctor:In simple words, the current repeated infections are a process to set up normal immunity.
Doctor:Therefore if the number of episodes of infection is restricted to less than 6-10, then most of the doctors including me are not worried.
Doctor:Presuming your son also has less than this number, you need not be worried much.
User:"episodes of infection is restricted to less than 6-10" does is mean per year
Doctor:6-10 episodes a year would be considered normal.
Doctor:We need to check for other causes of fever if the number of episodes persist even after 6 years of age or
Doctor:if the current episodes are very, very frequent say about 12-15 or more in a year.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:If the frequency is less than the above mentioned number, you need not be worried.
User:that means not worry, whenever there is fvr we can give hime synorest
Doctor:Take care of his nutrition as you have been doing now. And keep his height and weight monitored.
User:"keep his height and weight monitored" - for this what i need to do
Doctor:Yes, the symptomatic medications as suggested by the pediatrician will help him to go through the acute phases of infection.
Doctor:He will outgrow his symptoms with time.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:no thanks
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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