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Home remedies to control high fever in a child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   i have a ?
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   how do u drop a high fever
Doctor :   tepid sponging
User :   cause their is this kid i know who is running a 104 degree fever doe the past day
Doctor :   dont try to cover with blanket
Doctor :   u to see doctor immediately
User :   but she has been complnin today she was cold
Doctor :   u got to see a doctor immediately
Doctor :   she might get febrile consulvations
User :   she came over here today with 3 sweatchirts a jacket and trhen grabbed 2 blankets and she was still cold
Doctor :   u can give her
Doctor :   Tynol for fever
User :   wat r ferble consulvations
Doctor :   convulsion's due high temp during fever
User :   ?
User :   wat r convulsions
Doctor :   seziure
User :   o
User :   ok
Doctor :   febrile seziure or convulsions
Doctor :   u can give her tynol for fever after food
User :   well i will c if i can take her to the drs tomorow cause she is stayin with me for the weekend
Doctor :   please dont cover her with blanket
User :   but she hasnt been eatin
Doctor :   i suggest u to take to her to doctor
Doctor :   give her fluids atleast
Doctor :   pinch of salt and sugar in water
Doctor :   dont leave her dehyrated
User :   she is sleepin right now should i wake her and take her or just let her sleep
Doctor :   try to feed her
User :   well i think she has been dehydraed
Doctor :   once u wake her
Doctor :   u need to wake her up and give her something to eat
User :   cause she hasnt ate anything for 4 days
Doctor :   she might need fluids
Doctor :   dont delay seeing a doctor
Doctor :   it mightbe life threatening
Doctor :   please try to understand
Doctor :   she needs emergency care
Doctor :   u have to rush her to hospital immediately without further delay
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say done when done.
User :   done
User :   ok
User :   well i dont have a car
User :   my husband took it to work
Doctor :   get any ambulance or ask for help
User :   ok
User :   how dangerous is this
Doctor :   its too dangerous
User :   like
User :   wat could happen
Doctor :   very serious
Doctor :   theart to life
User :   ok i am calling someone
User :   to c if i can borrow there car
Doctor :   please do at the earliest
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   hi
User :   ok umm the ambulence just left here and they said nothing was wrong but i know something is
Doctor :   ok
User :   and her temp has gone up
User :   so wat should i do
Doctor :   i will give u home remedies
User :   ok
Doctor :   for getting the fever
User :   ?
Doctor :   rid of hig temp
User :   ok
Doctor :   ask her to take lots of fluid
Doctor :   this will help her reduce the body temperature
User :   ii have she just puts it down
User :   and doesnt even touch it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   try to make her drink fluids
User :   but she wont eat or drink anythieng
Doctor :   she will dehydrated if not
User :   i think she is
Doctor :   Use a five- to 10-minute sponge bath of lukewarm water to try to bring your own or your child's high temperature down
Doctor :   A sponge bath is most likely to help if it's used shortly after a dosage of tynol
User :   ok ill try it on her
Doctor :   so that the medication can work to keep the fever down after the bath takes effect.
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   f your child shivers in the bath, stop the bath, dry your child and wait.
User :   ?
Doctor :   Shivering actually raises the body's internal temperature รข?? shaking muscles generate heat. I
User :   ok
User :   wait for wat
Doctor :   If the fever doesn't moderate or your child has a febrile seizure that lasts longer than 10 minutes, seek immediate medical
User :   wait for wat
Doctor :   i mean when u use water,sponge
Doctor :   bath
Doctor :   she might shiver
Doctor :   so wait then
Doctor :   u can dry her in that case
Doctor :   r u able to follow
Doctor :   r u there
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