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Child is having fever. Worried for typhoid - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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Doctor:Please proceed with the query.
User:Good morning Doctor
Doctor:Good morning
User:Fever started for my child froom yesterday night.
User:So my concern is that our neighbour's child was identified with Typhoid.
User:Both of them usually plays together
Doctor:Do they share food,drink together
User:So my doubt is whether i can give normal fever medicine..?
Doctor:Where do you stay ?
User:I am not very sure about it. But normally they dont...
Doctor:ok, right now you give her syrup for fever and wipe her body with a wet cloth continously
Doctor:do you know her temperature
User:ok.. Shall i give meftal-p..?
Doctor:yes you can give
User:Digital thermometer shows 100+
Doctor:ok, what other symptoms does she show
User:But she is active... But not taking any food
Doctor:ok, any rashes
User:Was having cold... usally when she cries...
Doctor:any throat pain,headache.
User:She is not crying, so think there is no head ache and throat pain
User:and I am not able to identify any rashes as of now
Doctor:ok,any diarrohea or constipation
Doctor:stomach pain?
User:I dont think so
User:diarrohea is not there
User:is it ideal to go to the doctor after doing any sort of Tests..?
Doctor:You can initially do a blood test to confirm this
Doctor:You will need to go to a doctor for this
Doctor:once the report is positive ,he can start you on antibiotics
Doctor:else you can continue with meftal p or crocin
User:So there is nothing wrong in giving meftal-p as of now
Doctor:so til then do not worry and next time tell her not to eat anything without washing her hands
Doctor:yes no problem
User:ok.. Thank you very much Doctor
Doctor:you are welcome
Doctor:Do you haev any more queries
User:Nothing Doctor
Doctor:You have just sent me a Query too
Doctor:I had just finished answering it
Doctor:I have given some information on Typhoid over there.
User:Ok. Thank you very much for your help and support
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:Kindly login for further queries
Doctor:Have a good day.
User:Same to you also Doctor
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