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What is the treatment for my child suffering from fever? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Jan-2014
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Answered : 106 Questions
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:i want to seek help from pediactric
User:my child is not feeling well
User:5 years 6 months old
Doctor:I am a general physician
Doctor:I can help you within my capacity
Doctor:Please go ahead with your query
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User:she is having fever since last nite
User:101 yday nite at 3
User:we gave a 5 ml doe of ibugesic
User:then fever was suspended for a while
User:6 -7 hrs
User:morning 11 we gave her buiscits
User:and then she complained abt pain in throat
User:fever was 101 again at that time
User:we gave her another dose
User:and at 2 she slept
User:and now she woke up
User:fever is 101.5
User:she is feeling cold
User:and pain in throat
User:any anti boitic
User:u may suggest
Doctor:oIt seems like a viral
User:she will be taking anti boitic for the first time
User:viral - may be
Doctor:I will ask a few questions to get a better idea about her condition
User:no running nose as of now
User:sure - your questions pls
Doctor:Does she have runny nose?
Doctor:Does she have sneezing?
User:liltle high respiration
User:no sneezing
User:no vibrations in breathing
Doctor:Does she have pain while swallowing food?
User:enlarged tonsil
User:it seems so
Doctor:Does she have difficulty breathing?
User:no difficulty , but respiration is high as rooms are closed because of extreme winters
Doctor:To confirm enlarged tonsil and confirm bacterial infection of tonsil she will need to be checked by an ENT specialist
User:yes - may be
User:can i strart with mild anti boitic
Doctor:Is her voice normal?
Doctor:Then tonsil may be a probability
User:because of temp , she is lazy
Doctor:Is she eating enough food?
User:throat is getiing dry
User:so she is having water again and again
Doctor:My suggestions are as follows:
Doctor:Firstly we can try an antiallergic medicine
Doctor:It will help in bringing down the sore throat
Doctor:I will suggest syrup cetirizine
User:that would be
User:and can i start with any azithromycin syrup
User:mild anti boitic
Doctor:She can take cetirizine syrup 1.5 ml tonight before sleeping
Doctor:Azithromycin is not recommended in kids
User:last time she was having this kind of condition
Doctor:Rather amoxicillin or cotrimoxazole may be taken
User:dr recomended augemntin
Doctor:augmentin is amoxicillin
User:amoxicillin or cotrimoxazole
User:but that was not required at last
Doctor:that is what I am trying to say
Doctor:First we can try other measures and see if it gets better
Doctor:Try cetirizine syrup tonight and see if it works
User:and rite now temp is 101.5
Doctor:If it does work then give another dose tomorrow night
Doctor:Yes cetrizine should help bring down the infection and the fever
User:sure doctor
User:thanks will follow
Doctor:For fever she can be crocin syrup
Doctor:Do not give ibugesic for fever
Doctor:ibugesic is better given in pain
User:ibugesic can help reduce swolleness in tonsil
User:i thought so
Doctor:Rather she can be given both as she has pain in throat and fever
User:ibugesic plus
Doctor:ibugesic plus can be given
Doctor:Also give her warm fluids
Doctor:And give her liquid diet like cerelac
Doctor: XXXXXXX etc
User:can i give her a anti boitic at this stage
Doctor:How long has she been sick?
User:1 day now
Doctor:It can be given after 5th day of fever after consultation with an ENT physician
User:last nite 2
Doctor:Viral usually takes 5 days to get better
Doctor:Do you have any question here?
User:thanks doctor
Doctor:hope it helps
User:have a nice weekend and happy new year
Doctor:you too have a nice weekend and happy new year
Doctor:Thanks for coming on chat
Doctor:Take care
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