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G6pd baby, sick, fever, cold and cough. Any home treatment?

Hi, I have a G6pd baby she is 6 months old now, I'm very worried about her health because since Monday afternoon she is sick with a body temperature of 38.8C, 38.4C, 38C after she take paracetamol which is i know safe for G6pd patient it becomes lower but after a couple of hours 3 to 4 hrs its become high again she has a cold and slight cough what should i do because the doctor advise to test the blood (CBC). what's home treatment do you recommend?
Asked On : Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Your baby is fever with respiratory symptoms which in most cases is viral in nature and settles in few days.
Continue with paracetamol as it is safe in G6PD deficiency,every 4 to 6 hourly till fever is above 100F.
Give plenty of fluids,warm water will be soothing.
Give saline drops in case of blocked nose.
Steam inhalation is also effective.

In case symptoms persist get your baby evaluated by pediatrician to find any focus of infection and manage accordingly.

Wishing your baby good health.
God bless.
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Pediatrician Dr. Sanjay Sharma's  Response

Hi Mom ,
Thanks for placing your query through HCM.
I can appreciate your concerns.
you are correct in giving paracetamol which is very safe in g6pd deficiency.
the paracetamol effect generally lasts only 4-6 hrs.
As the cough is mild you can try giving T-minic drops in appropriate doses .
Make sure she is drinking enough.
If nose block is the main concern ,can try saline nose drops.
If there is no other concern ,you can consider blood tests or revisiting the doctor if she is not improved in 5-6 days. Viral coughs & cold generally last a week or so .
Hope I have answered your query.
If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.
Wish her a speedy recovery.
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