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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My 3 year old son has a high temp of 38.5 to 39 he is coughing and thats making him heave to be sick but not been sick his also shivering wot shell I do his had calpol ?
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hi
Doctor :   here
Doctor :   ok, Is the cough wet ?
User :   A bit
Doctor :   I mean do you hear a gargling sound during cough ?
User :   It seems flemmy
User :   Yes
Doctor :   ok, i think the cough is of infective etiology , and he needs to be put on antibiotics for the same
User :   He can't swallow easy and has lost his voice too
Doctor :   Have you given him calpol , if yes when and what dose ?
Doctor :   ok, did he complain of sore throat ?
User :   Yes at 11.30pm and had 2 5ml spoon fulls
User :   No he says his not I'll but he dnt like the doctors so I think his just saying that
Doctor :   May i know the strength of the syrup , i mean how many mg/ml ?
Doctor :   yes, its common hurdle with children , they hide out for fear
User :   I mean will he be ok till the morning as I've been reading up about a high temp in children under 5 and now I'm very worried
User :   100ml
Doctor :   wel in children its common to have high temperature due to low body surface area, need not worry
Doctor :   you can repeat the dose after a hour or two
Doctor :   to keep down his temperature , also do tepid sponging
User :   I've read ingredients and there's 120 mg of paracetamol in every 5ml
Doctor :   thats fine if you give a second dose after a hour from now
User :   So give him at 3.15
Doctor :   yes at 3 is ok
User :   So your sure I need not worry an I dnt have to take him a&e or anythink
User :   His fast asleep now and is sleeping normal just very hot I've woke him to give him a drink
Doctor :   yes , no worries but he surely needs to be examined buy a pediatrician for the antibiotics to be put on for his chest infection
Doctor :   til then you can manage the fever with calpol and tepid sponging
User :   Ok I will get him to the doctors tomorrow
User :   Wot is tepid sponging
Doctor :   applying water dipped cotton pad
User :   Cold water or warm
Doctor :   cold
User :   Ok thank u
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   :)
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
User :   Ok thank you you have been such a great help
Doctor :   thanks
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
User :   Bye
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