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Infant has high fever, red gums, bleeding gums, irritable, blisters. Given paracetamol. Explain?

14month old baby boy, high fever for 4 days, not eating usual food, just drinks milk, red gums which are now bleeding when slightly pressed, only from front top and bottom teeth , only teeth he has. Crying irreitable, have been giving warm baths at night to cool him down but ive been told not to do that, have been giving infant paracetamol aswell, blister on outside of lip appeared overnight, bad breath, dont brush teeth because baby dont let me help please. . .
Asked On : Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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Please have your boy seen by a Pediatrician.

High fever for 4 days needs to be evaluated. A basic blood count will help.

Hope there are no other bleeding tendencies.
For fever you may give him Paracetamol in correct dosage along with tepid sponging with warm water.

Till the blisters heal, do not use brushes- it will worsen the condition.
Bad breath is likely to be due to the mouth lesions he has and due to improper cleaning or dehydration that can happen in fever.

Do visit your Pediatrician, get your baby examined and proceed accordingly.
Make sure he drinks plenty of fluids- water, milk, fruit juices, vegetable soups, Porridge etc.

Hope my answer helps you.
Wish your son a speedy recovery.
Answered: Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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