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Date : 23-Feb-2014
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User:My 5 yr old daughter caught fever this morning, it was slight temperature and I gave her crocin syrup
User:Now I checked her temperature and it is 104.1, she is complaining of head ache too. Please advise.
Doctor:That is high fever
Doctor:Give her crocin syrup again
Doctor:Also do sponging with slightly wet cloth
Doctor:If the fever does not come down with crocin
Doctor:then take her to a pediatrician
Doctor:Does she have any other symptoms apart from fever?
User:She is complaining of head ache
User:between eye brows
Doctor:Does she have cold or runny nose?
User:sorry..not between eyebrows...on fore head
User:she got stuffy nose
Doctor:headache seems to be due to stuffy nose
Doctor:I think an antiallergic syrup should help in decongesting the nose
User:can I wait till tomorrow morning to see paediatrician?
Doctor:Syrup cetrizine can be given for tonight
Doctor:You will need to watch her fever during night cetrizine for stuffy nose?
Doctor:Give it now one dose
User:Sure. If fever doesnt come down, should we immediately take her to hospital?
Doctor:If it stays over 104 it is better to consult a doctor
Doctor:If ot comes to less than 104
Doctor:Then she may be able to sleep at night
Doctor:So you can check again after the medicines have been given
Doctor:I think it will come down with these medicines
User:how frequently should we give crocin and cetrizine?
Doctor:Crocin to be given every 6 hours
Doctor:cetirizine can be given two times a day
Doctor:These medicines to be given only if symptoms are present
Doctor:Suppose if the stuffy nose gets better tonight then she does not need tomorrow morning's dose
User:Thanks a lot. I will monitor her temperature.
Doctor:Do you have any question?
User:Thats all I had. Thank you.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
Doctor:Take care
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