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Suffering from mild fever, fluctuating slightly. Taking calpol. Treatment options?

My son has been suffering from fever since last evening ranging from 99.6 deg to 101.7deg. It did go below 98.6 for awhile but rose up again. I last gave him 7.5 ml of Calpol 250 2.30am. It is 7.30 am now. He still has fever 100.6 deg. What should I do? When can I give him another dosage of Calpol. Please advise. Thanks
Asked On : Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
1. most fever in general practice are viral,self limiting and require only symptomatic treatment.
2. Before labelling a fever as viral, look compulsory for pallor,jaundice,neck stiffness, abdomen for liver & spleen and auscultate the chest.
3. As general measures:
. cold compresses or ice bag- over forehead,axillae,neck.
. bed rest with blanket.
. semi solid or liquid diet.
. avoid exposure to wind,bath- only sponging.
. give soft rice with milk/ghee/plain daal,boiled vegetables.
. no chillies,spicy,oily or fried food.
. give bread butter,toast jam,cornflakes,apple, banana,pear,watermelon, dry fruits & biscuits.
4. As you have not mentioned the age of your son, thus going by the DOSE i.e. 375mg it comes between 6-12 years, thus calpol 250mg can be given maximum 4 doses in a day [6 hourly]
Answered: Fri, 4 Oct 2013
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