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Persisting high fever, taken meftal P. Dose?

Hi My daughter, 3.8 year old was running high fever 100-102 for the past 2 days. the doctor gave meftal P and suggested to give it if fever is above 101. I gave a dose in the morning. She was fine, but by 6pm she again developed signs of fever (100.8). Do I give her another dose now? How many doses per day is suggested to 3-4 year olds?
Asked On : Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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Hi Uma...
Thank u for choosing HCM...
Give the dose now...
Control of fever is a must in this is the age group( 3months to 3years) as fever if not controlled progresses to febrile seizures...
If the original temperature is between 99.6 and 102, sponging alone might prove to be effective...
If, however, the temperature is higher, you might also have to administer a fever medicine like paracetamol (Crocin, Adol, Metacin,Meftal P, Calpol) in a dose of 3-6 ml as often as needed (but with an interval of 4-6 hours between successive doses).
Thank u...
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