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Date : 13-Nov-2014
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Doctor:Hi
Doctor:Please proceed with your query.
User:Hi
User:My son is having fever from yesterday early morning
Doctor:OK
User:he has been having temperature of 100+ most of the time
Doctor:OK
User:it just comes down for a while after giving calpol
Doctor:OK
User:then again it temperature rises
Doctor:ok
User:so, what can be done as next course of action
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:I would like to few more things before suggesting you
User:ok
Doctor:Along with fever does he have any other symptoms like vomiting, loose stools, body ache or body rashes?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:yes
User:1 sec
Doctor:Ok
User:he has vomitting symptoms
Doctor:OK
User:he did vomit early in the morning once
Doctor:OK
User:just to give another insight
Doctor:Ok
User:he had banged gate on to this knee and developed an injury
Doctor:Ok
User:both of these showed up simultaneously; however, orthopaedician suggested to treat both separately
Doctor:OK
Doctor:Is there any swelling or pus formation on the injured knee
User:brb
User:1 sec
Doctor:OK
User:back
Doctor:ok
User:is there is swelling, it is recovering fine
Doctor:OK
User:he is able to walk now
User:it is getting better
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:Any other symptoms other than fever with vomiting?
User:Nope
Doctor:OK
Doctor:Any history of having anything outside in the recent past?
User:shivering is seen
User:occassionally
Doctor:Ok
User:Nothing notable
Doctor:OK
User:presently he is also feeling soar throat
Doctor:Is the fever present through out the day or it increases in the night and relieves after sweating?
Doctor:OK
User:fever is continuous
Doctor:OK
User:during night once he got relieved of fever
Doctor:OK
Doctor:Thanks for the details.
Doctor:From the description provided by you, I feel that your son might be suffering with viral fever.
Doctor:As the temperature is high constantly through out the day.
Doctor:The basic treatment here would be complete bed rest with antipyretics like paracetamol
Doctor:You can continue giving him calpol three times a day after food.
User:but calpol doesn't bring the fever down; we tried flexon
User:whenever flexon was given, he was sweating
User:and temperature came down
Doctor:If you observe increase in frequency of vomiting you might need to give antiemetics like domstal o.
Doctor:Yes, I understand.
User:do you suggest calpol or flexon?
Doctor:As it is viral fever the temperature is constant and would not reduce completely.
User:ok
Doctor:Calpol contains only paracetamol and flexon contains paracetamol with ibuprofen
User:ibuprofen, how does it help?
Doctor:Ibuprofen is an Analgesic and antipyretic that is it can reduce both fever and pain but it is not as safe as paracetamol and can lead to acidity problems
User:ok
Doctor:I suggest calpol tablets along with cold sponge bath whenever the temperature raises above 100.
User:do you believe, I should visit doctor near by
User:everyone at home doesn't seem to be convinced with the treatment, I'm suggesting
User:inspite of telling them, I have consulted doctors at healthcare magic
Doctor:The fever should reduce within 4 to 5 days if its a viral fever but a doctor visit for examination would be good.
User:I will visit then.
User:Thank you for the suggestion!
User:it was helpful
Doctor:Sure. I believe that after examination the doctor would diagnose with viral fever and would treat him symptomatically as I have suggested.
User:yes.
User:Thank you
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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