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Medications for viral fever in a child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u?
User :   hello
User :   My three year old daughter has been sick for three days
User :   fever, coughing, runny nose
Doctor :   pl explain in details
User :   May I give her over the counter childrens cough syrup?
User :   If so how much?
User :   There is no guide
Doctor :   well it seems that she has viral fever
Doctor :   which is quite common
Doctor :   Treatment of viral fever is purely symptomatic
Doctor :   Medicines are given to lower temperature
User :   she has a fever, and a consistent cough
Doctor :   Nasal decongestants may be beneficial.
Doctor :   OTC cough drops can be also given
Doctor :   r u there?
User :   I bought some childrens cough syrup/ aka tylenol. there is no dosing guide
Doctor :   check it out whether it can be used below 5 yrs
User :   consult a docter
Doctor :   yeah in case shes having very high fever

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