Child. Recurring fever and ear infection. On amoxicillin and ibuprofen. Advice - Online Doctor Chats
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I am travelling with my family to the US
From Thursday onwards
I am currently in the US and met a physician in the day time today in the US
He was diagnosed with mild ear infection
They also prescribed 2 medications for fever
doctor advised to use either of the two
we were using Ibuprofen..
but fever seems to recur each time.
we are not able to wait for another 6 hours
within 4 hours fever shoots up to 102.5
i wanted to understand whether to continue with the doses or switch over to the other one
How old is your son?
2 years 8 months
weight : 13+ kgs
Actually Ibuprofen based is advised for pain and Acetaminophen mostly takes care of the fever
ok we now gave him P-250 which I believe is the latter
If he has pain in ear then go ahead with Ibuprofen, if fever is the problem he is having then switch to acetaminophen
Is the fever getting controlled with it?
he never complained of pain.
the doctor diagnosed some infection
Ok....I get the whole scenario..
The antibiotics are taking care of the infection.
we had given IBuprofen dose at 7PM US time
We need to take care of the fever until infection is under control.
and by 11:30 fever XXXXXXX to 103.1
11:30PM I mean
Yes, I would advise that give him acetaminophen
the anti-biotic dose was given 9 hours back
four times a day
and it was the first dose
he has had only 1 dose
doctor advised to give once in 12 hours
Yes, antibiotics work fast...thus his infection is getting under control
Continue the antibiotics
but fever is not subsiding
When did you give acetaminophen last?
since morning we gave 2 doses of Ibuprofen
just 10 minutes we gave P-250(Acetaminiohen )
I think 3:17 am there
It is 00:17 hours in Pacific time
which one should be preferred?
OK.....it should work in a few minutes
Is meftal also acetaminophen based?
typically how many days fever lasts?
No, Meftal seems to be another medicine
Usually it lasts 2-3 days.
today is the third day
Also try sponging with wet cloth.
Don't wrap him in warm clothes.
ok we are doing the sponging
I meant 2-3 days after starting of antibiotics.
we were worried because today morning fever shot up to 105. that is when we had rushed to physician
here in the US
Give P-250 every 4-6 hours until fever is under control.
How did you measure the fever?
should we wait for fever to rise
or give it every 4 hours
arm-pit measure and added 1degree to the measure.
Give every 4 hours initially.
and when the fever is under control then you may space it out.
Give antibiotics some time to work.
fever is still 103.3
It is the best thing to control infection.
10 minutes after giving of P-250
If you feel that fever is getting controlled with antibiotics and P-250, then you may visit doctor in the morning.
If it is not getting controlled then visit the doctor.
ok you mean *not* getting controlled
Sorry for the mistake.
Usually doctors in US like to give 2-3 days time from start of antibiotics.
the next anti-biotic dose is due in next 1.5 hour
we gave that just over 10 hours back
also he is not eating much
My suggestion is that you don't panick
Try to control the fever with acetaminophen.
Yes, give him nutritious diet.
If fever seems to be very high then visit the physician earlier.
Can I help you with anything else?
thanks for your assistance
have a nice day
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yes thanks. we feel better especially in a foreign land.
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I can understand.
thanks I will end the chat session then
Thankyou for asking the query
Wish your son a quick recovery.
Bye for now.
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