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Child has fever. Advised Clamp suspension and crocin for throat infection. But still has fever. What to do?

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18 month old son having fever since last 4 days. Pediatrician diagonosed as throat infection and advised CLAMP suspension twice a day and Crocin if fever crosses 99. but fever still persists after 2 days of taking this medicine. Please advise.
Posted Thu, 5 Dec 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Venkata Subrahmanaym Mukkavilli 16 minutes later
Brief Answer: It is better to get the throat swab cultured. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query on health care magic. It is only 2 days after giving medicine,It takes about 5 days to complete the course. Hence it is better to wait for 3 more days. Meanwhile you can get the throat swab cultured and sensitivity determined, so that you can know whether the antibiotic already in use is alright or you need a change of antibiotic. In case the culture turns to be sterile and no improvement after 5 days of therapy, you may switch on to amoxycillin and clavulanate which is a better alternative for upper respiratory tract infections. Any way be in touch with your pediatrician and with his advice you make alterations. Hope this answer will serve your purpose Feel free to ask me further queries if any,I shall be glad to answer. take care Dr.M.V.Subrahmanyam.
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