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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   I have a 10 month old Daughter and she has fever cough and cold
Doctor :   good morning .Please proceed with your query
User :   fever is since wednesday night
User :   its ranging from 101-102
Doctor :   ok
User :   running nose and has starting coughing since morning
User :   i showed her to my homeopathy doc
User :   but no improvement
Doctor :   Did you consult a docotr?
User :   we are giving calpol 1 ml every 6 hrs
User :   fever comes down but comes back again
User :   I gues the main prolem I an more worried about is her cold
Doctor :   Fever lasting for almost 4 days in a row is a serious concern
User :   She is breathing from Mouth mostly...
User :   Not really...
Doctor :   How is her breathing?
Doctor :   Is She breathing fast?
User :   May be a little
User :   no I haven't Will count and let u know..
User :   HE nose is quite congested and so it keeps running
Doctor :   Did you try counting her breathing per minute?
User :   *her
Doctor :   ok, Count the number of time she breathes in a minute.
User :   Whats the best way to count?
User :   She is active otherwise
Doctor :   How is her general condition otherwise?
User :   ONly when she gets fever is becomes little cranky , the moment fever comes down even a little she starts her daily things
User :   ok, will do that and let you know
Doctor :   You can just observe her breathing for one minute or place your hand on her stomach and count the breaths.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Sure, I will wait.
User :   yup
User :   I am not able to count, she breathing slowly at the moment
Doctor :   Are you there,
User :   her stomach is not moving much
Doctor :   How much is the count?
User :   yes
Doctor :   You mean to say she is not strained much?
User :   I think in the night she is more uncomfortable as compared to day..
Doctor :   Is she active, moving around?
Doctor :   ok, that is good.
User :   Activity is good, but due to nose congestion she gets a little irritated at times
User :   ok...
User :   And can I give timinic in the mean time?
Doctor :   Even otherwise, I suggest you to take her to a pediatrician as there is fever since last 3 days and it subsides only on giving calpol.
User :   oK...
Doctor :   You can use Nasoclear drops to clear her nose
User :   T-Minic is phenylephrine 5 mg and chlorpheniramine 2 mg oral drops
Doctor :   yes you can continue timinic
Doctor :   But do visit a doctor and get her examined
User :   Sure doctor
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   One more important message
Doctor :   Make sure that the fever does not increase
Doctor :   You can use cold water and a cotton cloth to wipe of sweat from her body when she has fever
Doctor :   Also use Calpol
Doctor :   Visit a pediatrician at the earliest.
Doctor :   I have to end the chat as you are not responding.
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Doctor :   Thank you for consulting. Bye
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