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Infant suffering from Viral fever - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   Hi Doctor.. I have an 8 month old daughter..
User :   since morning she is running on temperature.. both me and my wife are affected with Viral
User :   and are undertaking medicines as prescribed by doctor for it since last 3 days..
Doctor :   you child might have gotten infection from you as children that age are very sensitive
Doctor :   how much his her fever?
User :   so since today morning, I had given my daughter crocin .6 ml twice..
User :   but the fever keeps coming back..
User :   her nose is running.. and has been coughing out mucus.. I have given sinarest, .5 ml and mucolite .5ml twice as well
Doctor :   well that's because as long as the medicine works the fever is down
Doctor :   how much fever she has now?
User :   presently I visited a doctor in the neighborhood.. he checked temp as 102..
User :   he gave an injection - which I cannot read the name of.. and a tablet in her anal hole..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how long was this >?
Doctor :   what time ?
Doctor :   has the fever subsided ?
User :   he has written 2 medicines, which I have got.. Phengran and Gramocel..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there still fever?
User :   Phenegran contains - Promethazine Hydrochloride and Paracetamol.. shd I give it now to her?
User :   yes.. fever is still there..
User :   and she is not cooperating to do cold water sponging..
User :   she is crying a lot and which is making her running nose and throat worse..
User :   and then she is ending up vomitting..
User :   Injection was given around 1 hr back..
User :   presently.. my wife is feeding her cerelac..
Doctor :   is she eating properly ?
User :   no.. there is a little loss of appetite.. and since morning she has done potty only once.. which usually happens atleast thrice in a day
Doctor :   well children do get little constipated during fever
Doctor :   you wait and the medications will start working and the fever should come down and then in the morning i advise you to take her to a pediatrician so that test can be done to get the confirm diagnoses
User :   what should be done for the night so that she can sleep at ease? should I give these 2 medicines as well tht I mentioned above? the doc I went to.. was a general physician.. so checking with u?
Doctor :   .these test will Include Complete blood count blood culture, urinalysis, and urine culture
Doctor :   give her phenegram
User :   ok.. now? or in some time?
Doctor :   it will reduce the fever and help her sleep\
User :   what about Gramocef - contains - Cefixime.. seems tht is an antibiotic?
Doctor :   yes that's why i want you to first see an pediatrician before you start an antibiotic
Doctor :   and after the test reports appropriate antibiotics can be given
User :   okay.. so I will not give gramocef for the night..
User :   but give phenegran.. he told 3ml of it? is tht fine?
Doctor :   yes and try cold sponging too i know you told me she is resisting but do try again
Doctor :   yes 3 ml is ok
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with ?
User :   no
User :   thanks
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