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Medication for a 3 year old girl suffering from viral fever - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   yes
User :   my 3 year old daughter has been having fever for the past 5 days and five nights despite mediction. The diagnosis has been made for viral-cold and cough
Doctor :   ok
User :   should the fever not suside within 2-3 days with the medication on?
Doctor :   well ideally it should
Doctor :   what medicines is she on?
User :   the fever is not going below 99.5-100 desipte the medication
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the fever on all the time or at a particular time of day?
User :   febrex plus- 3 ml 3 times a day and
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and?
User :   Piriton -2 ml 3 times a day
Doctor :   are you readng from the label now?
User :   fever is constant through the day
User :   only 1 night it was very high-about 103-104
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you cold sponging her?
User :   yes.
Doctor :   in case fever goes high?
Doctor :   good
User :   reading from the label and sponged her when fever was above 102
Doctor :   now how is her cough and cold?
User :   cold and cough is very severe
Doctor :   has it increased over these five days?
Doctor :   does she seem to have any difficulty in breathing?
User :   nose is bocked or running through the day and couging quite a lot, but she is not having pain in the throat
Doctor :   is she playing around?
User :   yes
Doctor :   thats good
Doctor :   may I know whether these medicines were prescribed by a paediatrician?
User :   yes, by a Paediatician. just need to know if the fever can take upto 5-6 days to go down
Doctor :   yes it can
Doctor :   as long as her cough is not increasing
Doctor :   and she is still playing around
Doctor :   and she has no breathing difficulty
Doctor :   there is little to worry
User :   ok, thanks
Doctor :   however I suggest that you take her to the paediatrician
Doctor :   if the fever does not sub side in a day or two more
User :   will be taking her to the paed tomorrow for the next visit
Doctor :   that is good
Doctor :   anything else I can help you with?
User :   i had showed 2 paeds, both said it was plain viral, no infection
User :   i hope its only that.
Doctor :   sounds like that only
User :   thank you Doctor.
User :   thank you, bye
Doctor :   ok bye
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