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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi doc. my child is 2yr 7 months
Doctor :   Ho
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   and is having high fever since last 2 days. Fever ranges between 101F to 103.5 F
User :   after giving crocin and putting cold cloth on the forehead the fever subcides
User :   but then again it comes after 2hrs
Doctor :   Since when is your child having fever?
User :   last two days
User :   apart from that he's cheerful, talkative, passing normal stool
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I suggest that you continue the cold sponging and the paracetamol syrup.
Doctor :   What dosage are you giving him and at what intervals?>
User :   we are giving him 1.5 tsp and in last 48hrs we've given him crocin 5 times
Doctor :   Ok
User :   right now also he's having fever..102F not sure if I give him another dosage or shud I just apply sponge
Doctor :   I suggest that you take him to a Pediatrician as he needs to be physically examined and started on antibiotics which are not given without a prescription.
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