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Child has fever and runny nose. Gave Calpol. No change. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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User:My daughter is 3.1 yrs.
Doctor:How can I help you today/
User:She has fewer since yesterday
User:We have given her Calpol syrup, 5 dose.
User:But still she has fewer.
Doctor:Can you describe in detail?
Doctor:So that I am better able to help you.
User:She is active but she has fever and her body is hot.
Doctor:What other symptoms does she have?
User:Nothing specific
User:Recetly she got running nose.
User:we applied vicks.
User:but worried about her body temp.
User:we tried to pull her body heat using wet cloth
Doctor:paracetamol is the best medicine for treatment of fever in kids.
Doctor:It has to be given in the right dose.
User:we are already giving her calpol
Doctor:How much dose you are giving?
User:every 4 hr
Doctor:Are you giving her 5 ml
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:You also need to take care of the runny nose.
User:do u suggest giving her antibiotic?
Doctor:Try cetrizine syrup for kids for runny nose.
Doctor:I think your kid has a viral
Doctor:Antibiotics are not recommended for a viral.
Doctor:Viral takes a few days to come down.
Doctor:Cetrizine is an anti-allergic that helps with the secretions of runny nose.
User:thanks, bye
Doctor:Give it once before sleep today
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Doctor:Bye for now
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