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

11 month old suffering with fever for a month, antibiotics gave temporary relief. What to do ?

My son is 11 month old. He has been suffering for fever for almost a month. Basically, he first suffered fever earlier of this month which continue for almost a week and according to the doctor that causes due to palmonary infection in lungs. That s why he was given antibiotic . After that, he was OK for a week. But his fever again recurred earlier in the last week and it was lasted for only 1 day. We also noticed that his body was getting temperature in the late night and it happened for 1/2 days. Finally, he again affected with fever yesterday morning. We are giving him paracetamol . He did not get recovered yet. Fever is recurring in almost every 4-5 hours. Can you please suggest us what to do?
Asked On : Tue, 30 Oct 2012
Answers:  2 Views:  32
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Lab Tests
Pediatrician 's  Response

What are the other symptoms your son has along with fever? cold, cough, skin rash, vomiting, loose stools, urinary problems?
How is his activity and food intake?
And what was the temperature?
Did you have any investigations done like complete blood count, CRP, Urine microscopy?
It might be 2 different episodes.
So have him examined in detail by a Pediatrician and have basic investigations done to find out the cause.
Hope you find my answer helpful.
Answered: Wed, 31 Oct 2012
I find this answer helpful
Pediatrician, Neonatology Dr. Arunava Biswas's  Response
Only thing I could suggest is to get him thoroughly examined by Pediatrician and do laboratory investigations if he/she suggest.

Fever in this age group have multiple causes. Infections in- respiratory, urinary, gastrointestinal systems are common. Other causes are - Sepsis, malaria, typhoid, dengue etc.

Investigations like - Blood for Blood count (CBC), C-reactive Protein (CRP), Blood culture & sensitivity for suspected sepsis, Malaria parasite and antigen, Dengue antigen and antibody, WIDAL test for typhoid and paratyphoid, Urine for RE,ME & C/S, Stool RE,ME, Chest X-ray etc may be necessary to reach diagnosis as suggested by clinical examination.

Clinical examination is the first and most important thing for diagnosis and treatment.

So, get your child visited by Pediatrician and do whatever he advise.
Answered: Wed, 31 Oct 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© 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