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1 year old with fever and cold. Not responding to medication. What to do?

Hi doctor.My daughter is one year old and she is weighing around 11 kg.She is suffering from fever last two days.and she is having little cold also.fever temperature is going up to 102° farenheat. I have given Acetaminophen drops.when drops given fever is lowering.after 3 to 4 hour again temerature is increasing. Please suggest me.
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Hi Bindu,

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Your child seems to have an upper respiratory tract infection mostly due to a viral illness.
Nothing to worry.

Continue to give acetaminophen drops in prescribed dose every 6 th hourly depending on the presence of fever.

And I advise you to consult your Pediatrician for the examination of the child to look for any focus of the infection and its treatment.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician, Critical Care Dr. Tejas Shah's  Response
Thanks for posting your query here.

It seems she has got respiratory tract infection, usually virus infection.

I would recommend giving Acetaminophen drops regularly for 48 hours to control her fever. Along with Acetaminophen drops, occasionally Ibuprofen - another anti-fever medicine may be needed, on advise on doctor.

Imp point to remember:

1. If fever doesn't settle with this drops

2. If she is very lethargic/sleepy

3. If she is not interested in drinking/taking enough food

4. If she passes very less urine

In any of the above issues, please take opinion from Pediatrician.

Usually, symptoms start to settle down within period of 3-5 days.

All the best


Dr Tejas Shah

Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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