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Treatment for fever and cold due to inflammed ear in 1 yr old infant - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   I have a query
User :   My son is 1 year 7 months
Doctor :   yes please proceed with your query
Doctor :  
ok
User :   on Sep 10th he had fever, slight cold, no cough
Doctor :  
ok
User :   I took him to the doctor the next day
User :   The doctor gave him Augmentin Duo, Phenegran and Ibugecic Plus
Doctor :  
ok
User :   she said his ears were inflammed but he does not have any throat infection
Doctor :  
ok
User :   She advised to take medicine for 7 days
Doctor :  
ok
User :   after 5 days, he has responded well, he does not have fever but he has developed cough and his cold is persisting
Doctor :  
i need ask a few more questions
User :   So the doctor again gave Relent and Ascoril for 5 more days
Doctor :  
ok
User :   ok
User :   ask me please
Doctor :  
does the baby bring out sputum or swallow it?
Doctor :  
does the baby have sounds when sleeping/breathing?
User :   No
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   is the baby active and feeding well?
User :   Yes
Doctor :  
does he still have cough even after starting the Ascoril syrup?
Doctor :  
or is it beeter compared to before?
User :   He has just started on Ascoril today. He has developed cough since yesterday only
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
then i will suggest that you continue the medications as suggested by the doctor
Doctor :  
you need to complete the full course of medications as scheduled
User :   ok
Doctor :  
as per the history
Doctor :  
the probable diagnosis is throat infection which is called as upper respiratory tract infection
Doctor :  
it will subside with the full course of antibiotics and other medications
User :   he has developed cough only since yesterday...he did not have cough originally when I took him to the doctor for the first time
Doctor :  
i will give you few tips regarding precautions to be taken and also
Doctor :  
also for any worsening of symptoms
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
the first time you took the baby to the doctor,
Doctor :  
he would have just had the initial symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection
User :   ok
Doctor :   which slowly progressed to become full fledged URTI (upper respiratory tract infection )
User :   ok
User :   Please tell me the tips
Doctor :   coming to the tips
Doctor :  
1.keep the baby always warm
Doctor :  
2. maintain hydration. baby should be given plenty of fluids to maintatin hydration
User :   ok
Doctor :  
3. give boiled and cooled water, warm milk warm fluids etc
Doctor :  
3. If baby is taking adequate food, then avoid giving cold items
User :   ok
Doctor :  
4. continue the medications as prescribed
Doctor :  
now for worsening of symtoms.
Doctor :  
1. look for any development of fever again.
Doctor :  
2. any worsening of cold.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
3. any development of wheeze or sound when sleeping or at rest/ or with activities.
Doctor :  
any change in behavior, like child getting irritable, lethargic
User :   ok
Doctor :  
4. any signs of dehydration, like skin looking dull, baby having excess thirst etc
Doctor :  
5. baby develops worsening of cough or produces sputum that is yellow/green/brown in color
User :   ok
Doctor :  
if any of these happens, then you should take the baby to the pediatrician for further physical examination to rule out possibility of developing Pneumonia or lower respiratory tract infection
Doctor :  
and get appropriate treatment for the worsening.
User :   ok
User :   and that would also involve testing for flu?
Doctor :  
please follow the precautions advised
Doctor :  
to avoid worsening
Doctor :  
and continue the medications as scheduled by the doctor.
Doctor :  
if the baby is getting better with the treatment, then there is no need for swine flu testing
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   sure
User :   Thanks a lot Doctor
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   At the moment, no thanks
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting Health Care Magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   sure..will do
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