Suffering from fever. Having cough and increased breathing. What to do? - Online Doctor Chats
I have a 2 year old daughter
yes she is having minor cough and increased breathing.. from mouth
so I also took her to a local physician in morning he gave the following medicines
now I have given a second dose as she is still back with high fever
in between I had to give her crocen at 12 due to high temp
what should I do?
I measured temp on body - 102
First I need a few answers from you
When I say breathing fast, I dont mean breathing from the mouth
I want to know whether she is breathing faster than usual
Or is she complaining that she is having difficulty in breathing
now.. she is not.. she is breathing from her mouth.. now is the first time a I can see a little bit of cold from her nose.. uptil now the nose was dry outside..
The medication that this doctor has given is actually not needed
lets do one thing
I'll wait for 1 minute
I want you to measure how many times her stomach goes up and down in a minute
1 up and down=1
64-65 times that I could count.. she is very irritable and not letting do anything unusual
So the drugs which your physician has given are correct
Now, for the fever, you can do sponging, and give her calpol
It needs to be given in 10mg/kg
what is her weight
10.4 kgs. okay... but when will the affects shows.. she is burning up right now :(
In 30 minutes
So the dose for her is 150 mg
okay.. and crocin? I should not give her?
Same thing. You are giving her crocin syrup?
okay.. I have crocin handy..
what should I do as she is not showing the affects of the medicine as yet.. (not given crocin 2nd dose yet gave first at 11:30am)
It will be there in 30 minutes
sorry 6 ML in the measurement
You can give one dose right now
Thats ok then for her
You need to give her 6 ml
Maximum you can give 4 times per day
and the regular medicines that the doctor gave..
Every 4-6 hours. They will relieve it
The medication your doctor has given is correct
It will take some time for her to become ok. Generally speaking about 2-3 days.
oh so she will keep getting this high temperature for today at least?
You can expect it
Sponge her with lukewarm water and give her crocin. That should help
okay.. thank you so much.. was extremely worried..
But when she doesnt have fever
just giving her crocin now
She doesnt need crocin
yes.. for sure
Also, make sure she gets plenty of fluid. so lot of juice and coconut water
she will get irritable, but when the crocin shows effect. It will be fine
You should also force her to eat
whatever she likes
Recovery will be faster
doctor one more thing
in morning the doctor gave a tablet in her rectum
shd I buy more of that and insert during high fever?
Not at all
and its given rectally in children
It prevents these fits
Please dont give it yourself
but even after tht given at 8 in morning she was back on fever at 11am
It is not related to the fever
Children with high fever sometimes get fits
It prevents these fits
The fever needs to be treated independently
The fever will keep coming back till the infection is treated
Since the antibiotics will take 1-2 days to show their effect
It will last till then
After that it will decrease
shd I not give her in night?
Give her the dose in the night
I gave her 4ml not 5ml as doctor wrote.. since I was told 2.5 kg per ml of anitbiotic
But dont give her double doses agan
Dosage is very important in children. Your daughter will be fine. I can assure you that
So dont worry. Do sponging, give her plenty of fluid and food and give her proper doses at proper time
okay.. thank you so much doctor
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