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Child is having fever and cold. Suggest cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 22-Aug-2013
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User:Hi Good morning
Doctor:Good morning...
User:XXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:My son who is five years old is not keeping well from yesterday night
User:he is having fever & cold
User:also he is complaining about pain in the throat
User:temp 101
User:we had given him, sinerest plus
User:his fever came down for a while.
User:Can you please suggest me some medicines
Doctor:Is he having cough, skin rashes?
User:light caough
Doctor:Does he suffer from wheezinging/asthma in the past?
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:he is shivering &
Doctor:The symptoms that your son has is suggestive of upper respiratory tract inflammation. It is usually caused by virus which are self resolving condition.
Doctor:However as this temperature is high above 100 degree and he is also having shivering, bacterial infection need to be ruled out.
Doctor:I think he will need a course of antibiotic.
Doctor:As antibiotic are prescription only medication, it is better to see a pediatrician and get a prescription for it.
Doctor:In the meantime, give him warm food and fluids to drink.
Doctor:If he is able to perform gargling, advice him to gargle warm salt water.
User:can we give me sinerest plus until such time we consult a pediatrician
Doctor:The medication as such is good; however the dose of it need to calculated as per his body weight and needs.
Doctor:Instead of sinarest, I would suggest you use, paracetamol tablet/syrup in the dose of 250mg thrice or four times a day
Doctor:and plan to see the doctor.
Doctor:*paracetamol will be available as calpol or crocin in India.
User:ok thank you doctors
User:I am sorry, Thank you doctor
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:Right now no
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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