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Child having viral fever. Prescribed medication. Time taken for fever to subdue?

Hi Sir, My child(baby girl) 6months 15days old, due to vrial fever she has temp 102.5F, doctor suggested crocin 1ml every 4hours and Meftal-P 3.5ml (when temp 101) and Azee(azitromycin) 3.5ml once in a day and timinic drops 1ml, She is getting fever every 4-5-6 hours, Can you please suggest, how long it might take to get my baby in normal condition
Asked On : Wed, 17 Oct 2012
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Its good that you have already shown your baby to the doctor and started treatment.
Usually fever takes 48 to 72 ( 2 to 3 days)hours to subside. If fever doesn't subside with the medications, do sponging with luke warm water( cold water will cause shivering and increase fever) till fever subsides. continue all the medicines till fever stoops and antibiotic duration is completed. Ensure your child takes feed and give extra fluids to compensate for fluid loss in fever.
Keep the baby with you under observation at all times.Look for decreased activity or poor feeding. If you notice any abnormal symptoms or any new symptoms, kindly take the baby to the pediatrician again.
with all these precautions, your baby should be on the road to recovery soon. Hope you feel reassured.. Take care. Bye
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Pediatrician Dr. Kaushik K Murthy's  Response
good morning, usually it is difficult to predict the duration of fever , but on an average it might take 5 to 6 days for the fever to settle down, if the fever persists beyond 4 days , it requires blood tests and urine analysis to rule out infection and most important of all dengue fever , because it is a prime season for dengue fever. till then continue the medications, do warm water sponges for every 5 to 6 hrs once to reduce high fever and to prevent febrile seizures.
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