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Date : 07-Apr-2014
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Doctor:Hi
User:Hi
Doctor:Hi
Doctor:How can I help?
User:my son has fever
Doctor:ok
User:his age is 2 years
User:and yesterday afternoon he caught with fever
User:since then we are giving Fepanil 250(paracetomol syrup)
User:becuase of sunday today hospitals are closed
Doctor:ok
User:and still fever exist
Doctor:ok
Doctor:What other syumptoms does he have?
User:nothing else just fever
Doctor:Runny nose?
User:no
Doctor:Diarrhea?
User:actually two days back , he had four time motion and that was repeated for 3 days
User:four time motion in a day
Doctor:ok
Doctor:It is a little in excess
User:the stool was solid only and loose
User:and not loose
Doctor:ok
Doctor:Fever may have happened due to loose motions
User:ok
Doctor:But we also need to rule out other causes
Doctor:Since today you do not have excess to medical service
Doctor:you may continue paracetamol syrup 4 times a day
User:this 4 times is every 6 hours right?
Doctor:if it is diarrhea no more treatment is required
Doctor:yes
Doctor:you may want to rehydrate him with gatorade or ORS-L
Doctor:it should be given after every motion
User:ok
User:actually fever was around 102.4
User:in the aternoon
Doctor:ok
Doctor:Does it go down with paracetamol
Doctor:?
User:feeling bit low temprature but not fully feeling cured
Doctor:Yes the fever will stay as long as the virus is in the body
Doctor:Virus takes around 7 - 10 days
User:ok
User:and also we are doing sponging
User:is that fine
User:?
Doctor:Yes
Doctor:It will be helpful
User:shall we give him XXXXXXX and orange fruits?
User:is that good at this condition?
Doctor:Yes you can
Doctor:But do not give juices or lots of milk
Doctor:Do you have any question?
User:one question
User:so what do you think this fever is caused becuase of the excess motion?
Doctor:It seems to be
Doctor:Since that is the only other symptoms he is having
User:ok
Doctor:But it can be other things too like too hot weather, urine infection, ear infection
Doctor:The doctor will be able to rule these out with examination and tests
User:ok
User:Thanks
Doctor:ok
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
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