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Viral fever and throat infection in a 3 year old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   have recd my query
User :   my son is 3 and half yrs old... he is having viral fever with throat infection from wed(0000).
Doctor :   Does he have any other symptom like sore throat, cold, cough?
User :   He is on antiboitics (clampkid/cozymin/rinifol) and Ibugesic (for fever).yes has sore throat,cold
Doctor :   Since when is he on any medications?
Doctor :   *these
User :   since 19 now after so many days i m still finding him to be lethargic and his temp till yest was in the range of 99 to this normal
User :   we have also conducted malaria test which is negative
Doctor :   Initially was his fever higher or was mild?
User :   only once it reached 103
Doctor :   Viral fever takes almost 10 days for the patient to be recovered completely.
Doctor :   If he is still lethargic and weak but if fever is controlled then its almost not a week and may take about 3 days for the child to be perfectly fine.
Doctor :   If the fever still persists even after ten days then you need to get him examined again .
User :   but how much temp is normal
Doctor :   It should be within 99.
User :   so 100 to 101 we need to worry
Doctor :   How is the appetite of child?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes
User :   he is eating ok rice chapati dal ...that is ok it has reduced but not drastically...
Doctor :   Thats fine. Does he have any difficulty in breathing?
User :   no
User :   but he is constantly clinging to me
Doctor :   Is he cranky?
User :   yes to a certain extent
Doctor :   Give him steam inhalation after adding Vicks 3 times a day
Doctor :   Ask him to drink lots of water.
User :   what fruits and food should i give
Doctor :   Increase the fluid intake in any form as juices or water
User :   i have heard vicks is not good for kids
User :   which fruit juices
Doctor :   Give him bland foods like khichdi, dal , chappati, milk, apples, melons, grapes
Doctor :   Any fruit juise like orange, apples, pineapple
Doctor :   No vicks can be used.
Doctor :   If even after 5 days his fever is persistent get him examined again.
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?
User :   ok thank you doc talking to u was very beneficial
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now.
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