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Fever, on temptal, acetaminophen oral, crocin drops, cavit, vitcofol, nasoclear drops. Medication okay?

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My 1 month old baby boy gets fever i.e. his temperature goes up to 101 F at times. Please confirm the best medicine to be given in such cases. We normally give Temptal (Acetaminophen Oral) or Crocin Drops. Is this medicine fine or could u please suggest some better medicine for fever.

He drinks lots of his mother’s breast milk. Breast milk does not suffice his requirement. He drinks and urinates immediately. Is it ok if we give 2 to 3 spoons of local cow milk mixed with some water daily? The normal breast milk will continue? This will give some rest to the mother since almost 10 hours in a day she is just feeding the baby. Please suggest some alternative source of milk.

We give CAVIT & VITCOFOL twice a day, is it fine?

He used to pass 7 to 8 motions a day however now he passes only 1 to 2 in two days. Please suggest medicine so regularize motions daily and also to stop the motions if he gets it in excess.

In order to prevent cold we give Naso clear drops in nose, is it fine
Posted Fri, 4 May 2012 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Santosh Kondekar 16 hours later
Thanks for the query,

Fever is a common issue occuring 6 -8 times a year in normal indian infant. Fever at age 1 is more crucial as the infant is more susceptible for rapid spread of disease. If the child gets fever for more than a day,very frequently its better to visit a doctor to get checked for chance of respiratory, ear or urinary infection. These are more common at this age.

Different types of fever medications are available in market for example brands like crocin, crocin DS, calpol250, meftal p, mefast p , ibuflamar p, combiflam etc in syrup and drops form infants need to be given safest medicine. So paracetamol drops may be safer, the dose being around 4 drops at this age, but discuss with your doctor regarding need for it. Often these medicines may be required to give 3-4 times a day again only when adviced by a doctor.

All infants at this age should be preferably on only mother's milk till 6 months age.

Breast milk not sufficient for requirement is a common perception at this age, but when you know he urinates 10 times a day, that means baby is getting excess liquid than baby may need.Even weight gain defies reduced milk intake.
Passing stools with feed is normal till 6 months age,

Cow's milk mixed with water should not be given unless there is a medical reason to avoid breast milk.The normal breast milk will continue till 6months... and to some extent upto a year or more.

Feeding should not cause discomfort to mother, if it does she needs to be in most relaxed position like say sleeping on side. You should be happy that your baby loves being with mother all the time.

There are many alternative source of milk in the market, but i wont recommend any as till now you have not given any valid clue to reduce breast feeding.

You can give CAVIT & VITCOFOL twice a day, only the dose matters.
No need of treatment if stools are less upto 2 a day. but if excess, you will need to evaluate with paedetrician .One needs to understand concept of rehydration and dehydration. visit WWW.WWWW.WW
I would like to also know exactly what you mean by cold... cold means... feeling cold (not warm), or having noisy breathing or having runny nose. nasoclear or nasomist will work for noisy nose breathing.

Hope my answer is adequate, i will be available for follow up .
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Follow-up: Fever, on temptal, acetaminophen oral, crocin drops, cavit, vitcofol, nasoclear drops. Medication okay? 3 hours later
Dear Doctor

We need to start some alternative source of liquid intake for the child. Please confirm if local cow’s milk mixed with water is safe. The mother is not keeping well, hence unable to XXXXXXX the baby requirements. We will continue breast milk also however not for the entire 12 to 13 hours daily, which the baby presently needs. Kindly suggest best source of milk so that baby can get breast & other source.

Is it ok to give Crocin drops when in fever or should be give paracetamol drops

What is the best postion in baby hicups

Answered by Dr. Santosh Kondekar 20 hours later
Hello again,

Although Breast milk is the best food for the baby during the initial 6 months, You are still insisting on alternative feeds. I understand your problem of the baby not getting enough milk as well as the mother's ill health. Anyway, it will be definitely at some risk to the baby.

Cow's milk is safe, but not as safe as mother's milk. Feeding cows milk will increase the chance of malnutrition and poor growth along with calcium and iron deficiency in the child.

As for the mother's ill health, please take her to a doctor and make sure she is fine. Continue mother's milk as long as doctor tells you not to.

Your baby is a slow feeder, so even if you change the type of milk, feeding duration is unlikely to be affected. Feeding duration reduces by 2-3 months of age to almost half.

When you talk about best source of milk, breast milk is the best ! However if you want to know something else other than breastmilk, there are lots of formulas available in market. If your baby is normal weight, you may buy any of them meant for this age. Prepare the feeds carefully as instructed on box.

Cow's milk is also good but not better than mother's milk. Please practice atmost hygiene while preparing the Cow's milk preparation.

You can give either Paracetamol or Crocin for fever as both are same.

The best position for hiccoughs is baby on lap, facing ground.

Click here to download a booklet on infant feeding for free.
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