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My son is having fever from yesterday early morning
he has been having temperature of 100+ most of the time
it just comes down for a while after giving calpol
then again it temperature rises
so, what can be done as next course of action
I would like to few more things before suggesting you
Are you there?
he has vomitting symptoms
he did vomit early in the morning once
just to give another insight
he had banged gate on to this knee and developed an injury
both of these showed up simultaneously; however, orthopaedician suggested to treat both separately
Is there any swelling or pus formation on the injured knee
is there is swelling, it is recovering fine
he is able to walk now
it is getting better
Any other symptoms other than fever with vomiting?
Any history of having anything outside in the recent past?
shivering is seen
presently he is also feeling soar throat
Is the fever present through out the day or it increases in the night and relieves after sweating?
fever is continuous
during night once he got relieved of fever
Thanks for the details.
As the temperature is high constantly through out the day.
You can continue giving him calpol three times a day after food.
but calpol doesn't bring the fever down; we tried flexon
whenever flexon was given, he was sweating
and temperature came down
Yes, I understand.
do you suggest calpol or flexon?
As it is viral fever the temperature is constant and would not reduce completely.
Calpol contains only paracetamol and flexon contains paracetamol with ibuprofen
ibuprofen, how does it help?
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
do you believe, I should visit doctor near by
everyone at home doesn't seem to be convinced with the treatment, I'm suggesting
inspite of telling them, I have consulted doctors at healthcare magic
The fever should reduce within 4 to 5 days if its a viral fever but a doctor visit for examination would be good.
I will visit then.
Thank you for the suggestion!
it was helpful
Sure. I believe that after examination the doctor would diagnose with viral fever and would treat him symptomatically as I have suggested.
Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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