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Baby has fever, jaundice. Blood test, CRP negative. Given calpol. What does that mean? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello Doctor
User:My brother had a baby last saturday
User:born at 2.30am, fine till the evening and later started crying very badly - screaming
User:must be lack of milk from the mother as she had a C section
User:the next morning, he had fever
User:also jaundice level was 12.5
User:they had the blood test done and the CRP was negative
User:but still the doc there insisted to inject antibiotics
User:for 3 days
User:and the culture report will be given today
User:but yesterday since the baby's hand was swollen, my SIL being a nurse removed the IV and discontinued the antibiotics
User:is this ok?
User:was the fever on day 1 harmful?
User:baby is fine now and taking normal feed from the mother
Doctor:May I know when was the antibiotic started and what antibiotic was started?
User:it was started on 11th
User:i do not knwo the name
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Without the details of investigations done and without an opportunity to examine the child, it would be difficult for me to predict the cause of fever.
Doctor:However presence of fever indicates that there could have been some infection - perhaps during birth.
User:calpol was given and the there was no fever at all
Doctor:Based on the type of infection, the antibiotic therapy may need to be extended.
Doctor:Now since the IV canula is removed, the best option would be to discuss with the pediatrician and learn if
Doctor:the antibiotic need to be extended
Doctor:and if an oral medications can be supplemented instead of iv therapy.
User:oh that's good
Doctor:As the fever has reduced and it is more than 3 days since iv antibiotic, I presume the doctor should agree for oral therapy.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:thank you very much
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:no thanks
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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