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Dr. My baby girl is 10 months old
and she just woke up with a cry, may be due to dream.
But we see that her body temperature is hot than normal
Were you able to check her temperature with a thermometer?
we measured 5 minutes ago and thermometer says 101.3 degree farenhit
Yup, that sounds like a fever
So I thought to approach you.
Well, most fevers like this in the very young are due to some viral infection
Ok, how long has this been going on?
She was normal before sleep.
I mean at around 10.30 I must say.
The Atarax would have worn off by now
Let me ask a quick question, is she able to eat and drink normally?
when woke up by crying then we saw & observed this abnormal phenomena
In fact, before sleep, she didn't eat her normal food
Ok, is she able to drink water?
But she emptied one bowl (around 150 ml) of Oats that her mother supposed to eat. (plane sweetish oats)
Her mother just breast feeded her
& she drank
for about 10 minutes
ok, good, as long as she is maintaining proper hydration, she is in no danger
one brand i am familiar with is Calpol
wait let me see.
what I have is - Calpol 120mg Supension
is what I have
and we also have Paracetamol oral Suspension IP t-98 Paediatric Drops
ok, you can use either one of those to manage the fever and allow her to rest for the time being.
If the fever lasts more than 7 days.. then you will need to take her back to the doctor and look into getting antibiotics prescribed.
If at any time she is not able to feed properly (not drinking milk)
My wife has placed wet cotton cloth on her forehead. Would you recommend that to proceed with????
Well, such things do help with the fever.. but it may cause worsening of the infection
I would stick with the calpol or the other drops
Alright Doctor, at this moment what we worry is to wait for the morning. Anyhow we'll visit by morning around 10.30 am
Ok. We'll use calpol
I think you will be fine. Just feed her on demand and make sure she is getting her fill of milk
Already, before starting chat we gave her "T-98"
So you want me to give calpol now or wait for sometime
ok, that should have an effect soon enough, wait before you give anything else
you can give her something like calpol every 6 hours. till morning
Ok Doctor, got you.
Anything else I can help you with?
Nope doctor, in case needed we might ping back to you this night. For now we feel good.
Ok, no problem, will be here if you need me
Thank you very much for in time aid.
Always happy to help
Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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