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Self care for high fever in 10 month old infant - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :How can I help you?
User :   i have a 10 month old son
User :   he has got high fever
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i consulted my paediatrician
User :   he has given combiflam and some antibiotics
User :   but fever does not come down at all
Doctor :   what is the temperature
User :   he says its a viral fever so it will take a minimum of 4 days
User :   102 to 103
Doctor :   Are you sure it is combiflam?
User :   yeah
Doctor :   what is the dose?
User :   last entire night the temparature was high
Doctor :   how many per day
User :   2.5 ml
User :   he has asked me to soak a cloth in water and keep saoking on his body
Doctor :   yes
User :   so that temparature to be at 99
Doctor :   did you do that?
User :   yes
User :   u there doc
Doctor :   how many times?
User :   every 6 hours from today
User :   today is his second day of fever
Doctor :   Combiflam how many times per day
User :   every 6 hours
User :   its a combination of ibuprufen and paracetamol
Doctor :   yeah
Doctor :   but with it should go off
Doctor :   How is your baby as such
User :   its not
User :   he active when fever comes down
User :   but when in fever difficult to calm him
Doctor :   Oh so it is coming down
Doctor :   after the dose
Doctor :   Is it
User :   yeah with the syrup it comes down but only for an hour or so
User :   then back to 102 /103
User :   i am worried at that temparature even adults get worst
User :   and he is just 10 months
Doctor :   How is he behaving at just temperature
Doctor :   irritable, crying
Doctor :   cranky??
User :   he cries that al
User :   no crankiness or anythign
User :   them after sometime he sleeps
Doctor :   Ok, I think yu can observe for 12 more hours
User :   and keep him soaked with wet cloth
User :   ok
Doctor :   The cloth is soaked in tepid water not cold water
User :   waht is tepid water
Doctor :   just normal temperature water
Doctor :   tap water
User :   yeah i mean that only
Doctor :   ok
User :   water at room temparature
Doctor :   yes
User :   but i never heard of a fever so severe
User :   doc says its Viral
Doctor :   If you observe any other symptoms like drousy, irritable, vomiting other than what were displayed
User :   hmm
Doctor :   you can see the doctor immediately
Doctor :   for now observe him till morning
User :   ok
Doctor :   Combiflam is a good medicine
Doctor :   so it should show results in 48 hours
Doctor :   what is the antibiotic given?
User :   let me get the name 4u
Doctor :   Give him enough fluids
Doctor :   because as you put him wet cloth lot of fluid is evoparted and he may get dehydrated
Doctor :   give fluids regularly than giving more at a time
User :   ok
User :   azithral
User :   xyzal
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Fine
Doctor :   That is fine
User :   but my worry is fever is not at all coming down..
Doctor :   Yes it takes some time
Doctor :   for 48 hours
Doctor :   the azithral has long action
User :   is that a antibiotic
Doctor :   so atleast 2 doses
Doctor :   are required
User :   azithral 100
Doctor :   Yes
User :   he has asked for 3 doses per day
Doctor :   ok how many are over
User :   5
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Wait for this night
User :   ok
User :   6.8
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did he ask for 3 doses per day
Doctor :   did he say?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   azithral is 5 ml
User :   only 2 doses after noon and night
User :   u there
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   so three doses finished yet
User :   yeah
Doctor :   I think it is fair to wait for one more night
User :   ok
User :   i shall
Doctor :   if the baby not causing any extra symptoms
Doctor :   so let us wait
User :   if i need anything during the night can i call the your helpline
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   I was wondering about the dose
Doctor :   of azithral
User :   would u have a paedietrician on call
User :   ok
User :   what is it ?
Doctor :   No problem
Doctor :   Usually it is given once or twice a day
Doctor :   split
User :   ok
User :   so waht do i do now
Doctor :   Nothing to worry about
Doctor :   Continue with what the pediatrician told you
Doctor :   Give him evening dose as usual
User :   hmm
User :   whats the hlp line number
Doctor :   Anything else
User :   but on home page there is another number given with a mobile number too
Doctor :   The number is for Phone users
Doctor :   where a charge is collected
Doctor :   via mobile banking
User :   ok
User :   i call the above number and i identify myself with my login ID
Doctor :   Yes
User :   ok
User :   thats sounds great
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