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Small child having cold, nasal discharge, fever, watery eyes. Taking calpol. Cure for symptoms?

Hi my daughter has a cold a runny nose and keeps getting a fever I keep giving her calpol to bring her temp down , she also has a left runny eye which is red and puffed up . I tried to book an appointment with the doctor but they have no free spaces today. She is of her food and only eats little amounts she s drinking lots of fluids and seems ok in herself until her temp gets high she is also sleeping more than usual
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Your daughter has symptoms of viral upper respiratory tract infection which can be managed with T-minic & panadol in appropriate doses.
I am concerned about left eye redness & puffiness. It is likely she has pre-septal cellulitis of left eye.
you can start augmentin syp in appropriate doses or visit ER to get her checked & prescribed antibiotic.
Wish her speedy recovery.
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Sumitra Kumar Mukherjee's  Response
Dear carty 174 I think your daughter got common cold and usually caused by virus.
You have done right thing giving her calpol. You have not mensioned the age of your daughter
please let us inform your daughter's age. She also needs some nasal drops as well. If her temp
goes up high please tapid sponge her to take the temp down. Please let us know her age ASOP.
kindrst regards Dr. SkMukherjee
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Your child seems to have a viral illness with common cold.

Continue calpol for fever in prescribed dosage every 6th or 8 th hourly depending on the presence of fever.

If there is a nasal block, you can use saline nasal drops to clear the nostrils.

For cold, oral antihistamines like chlorpheniramine is useful.

Consult your Pediatrician for the examination of the child and for the prescription of medication.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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