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Child had fever. On swich. Why does it keep coming back?

Hi , My daughter who is 8 years old started having fever about 7 days ago .Our Doctor gave Swich 100 ( cefpodoxime proxetil ) tablet for 4 days .Even after this , fever keeps coming back .Also she has got lot of cough and stuffy cold (not running nose) .Last 2 days Doctor gave her Clamp kid forte ( Amoxicillin 400 mg) twice a day . Now even after giving the meftal 250 mg , the temperature is at 103 C .Kindly suggest how to bring down the fever now ? Because fever is not coming down even after taking paracetamol 300 mg (or) Meftal 250 mg .. Please help .
Asked On : Thu, 13 Sep 2012
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Thanks for the query

High grade fever even after taking antibiotic for last 7 days is worry sum. Your daughter now needs a thorough clinical examination along with battery of investigations like complete blood count, test for malaria, typhoid, blood culture, urine routine examination and culture, chest X-ray and should be treated with some IV antibiotics till the reports of culture comes. Maintain adequate hydration by frequent sips of water. Do tepid( lukewarm water) sponging of whole body vigorously every time temp. begins to rise. Give her paracetamol 4 hourly and if temp. is more than 103 then you can also give meftal. I would suggest you to consult a pediatrician so that he will examine, suggest you the investigations and then treat him accordingly.

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Answered: Sat, 15 Sep 2012
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