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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi my 3 yrs old son is very naughty, for the last 2 weeks he has stomach pain, vomit and fever, took him to Doc and he put him on antibiotic for 3 days and he was perfect for one week. Again after 1 week same problem- stomach pain / fever / vomit. He never had cold but when he vomited with lot of mucus.
Should I again take him to doc again or can i continue one more course of antibiotic.
He drinks a glass of milk every day. Is that might be the reason?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   no milk has nothing to do with it.. if it was then it would have not responded to the antibiotics
Doctor :   yoru son has typical symptoms of an infection
User :   I'm also afraid if he might have swollen something ( small playing parts ) I took a complete scan /blood /urine test everyting is normal
Doctor :   how much is the fever now >?
Doctor :   is teh fever constant ?
User :   Fever is not constant. Morning 7.30he vomitted. I gave him a crocin 4Ml and he was fine. it was 100 and I gave him crocin syrup and he was ok and a
User :   sorry tying error
Doctor :   ok well it seems the infection has not completely gone ... now yes he would be given the antibiotics again .. BUT at this age you HAVE to take him to the pediatrician. and DONT give the course yourself . as maybe another set would be given
Doctor :   your child is responding to crocin and FEVER is characteristic of a infection
User :   Now fever is 102, he was crying a bit due to stomach pain gave him crocin- he is now sleeping, should I take him now or can i wait until morning.
Doctor :   if the fever is under control and he is sleeping then you can take him in the morning
Doctor :   he ate anything ?
User :   Yes,1 idly- cooked in steam.
Doctor :   thats ok
Doctor :   dont worry
Doctor :   as long as he is not empty stomach
User :   thankyou doctor
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   bye
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