Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
174 Doctors are Online

Child having recurrent fever. Given calpol, breast feeding is normal. Suggest?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Pediatrician, Infectious Diseases
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 1528 Questions
My 10 months daughter has fever since yesterday which comes and goes. Gave Calpol but it comes back. temperature is between 100 - 100.2 ... Even when the temperature is normal she is crying with regular interval ... Note she has no teeth grown yet..Otherwise also she do not want to eat at all not even water or ORS ...Breastfeeding is normal .Pls advice ...
Posted Fri, 14 Jun 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Hema Yadav 40 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.
Fever around 100F can be either due to a viral infection or might accompany the pain and discomfort of teething .
The most important thing to decrease her irritability and the fever is to maintain her hydration with plenty of fluids ( ORS , water , milk , juices , soups etc whatever she accepts ) . Give them in small quantities at frequent intervals or as sips every 15 minutes or so.
Next make sure you give her calpol drops in the right dose and interval as per doctors prescription.It contains acetaminophen which is usually given as 10 - 15 mg/ kg / dose every 4-6 hourly.It can also relieve any pain accompanying teething.
Try to make her sleep comfortably and adequately .If she has any nasal congestion accompanying then use saline nose drops for relief.
Continue breastfeeding frequently.
Watch for development of any new symptoms like cough, loose stools etc and seek medical consultation accordingly.
If despite these measures fever persists beyond 3 days your doctor might prescribe antibiotics if bacterial infection is suspected on evaluation.
If the fever worsens (>102)or child is lethargic its best to get her thoroughly evaluated by her pediatrician immediately.
Hope that answers your query.
I'll be available for any further queries .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Pediatrician

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor