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Infant has fever, given crocin. What steps should be followed before giving the medicine?

My 7 month old baby has been running temp of 101.4 - 100.1 constantly the whole of today. I have given him one dosage of crocin infant drops (1.2 ml) at 9pm. Another dosage now of 1.2ml at 2.40 am. Is his ok? Can I continue to give 1.2ml a every 6hour intervals if the fever does not go down? And should i feed him milk Or solids before giving the crocin or is just water ok? Please help reply ASAP. Thanks.
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician, Infectious Diseases 's  Response
Hello,
Welcome to HCM forum.
Yes Crocin drops contain acetaminophen an antipyretic which can be given in prescribed doses at 6 hourly intervals for reducing fever temporarily . It's usually recommended to be given after meals or milk.
However in small infants the cause of fever needs to be confirmed as any infection may worsen quickly if not diagnosed and treated appropriately . Hence it would be advisable to get your child evaluated by your pediatrician as soon as feasible . In the meantime you may continue the antipyretic to control the fever.
Wishing your child a speedy recovery .
Regards
Answered: Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Hi.
Thanks for your query
Your baby is having fever and you can give paracetamol 6hourly till fever is above 100F,give it preferably 10 min after feed,do tepid sponging ,give plenty of fluids. continue his feeding.
If fever persist than i suggest you to get him evaluated by a pediatrician and get treated accordingly.

Wishing your baby good health.
God bless
Answered: Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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