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Child unable to recover from fever, malaria treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.xxxxxx
Doctor :   please post your query
User :   My son who is three
User :   has had temp for past 3 weeks.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is he on any medicines?
User :   antibiotics
Doctor :   Is he having cough cold?
User :   was on malarial med earlier
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   but was advsed to stop
User :   temp goes down for 2 days and shoots to 103
User :   agai...
Doctor :   Was his malaria treatment over?
Doctor :   Do a repeat malaria test then?
User :   malarial med for 2 eeks
User :   no effect on temp
Doctor :   Was he cleared of his parasites?
Doctor :   What was his blood picture?
Doctor :   i mean total count esr ect
User :   blood tasts say
Doctor :   With malaria, you develop a high fever, which comes and goes every other day or few days. How often a fever returns varies with each species of malaria.
Doctor :   In many people the infection will seem more like the flu with high fever and body aches.
Doctor :   People also will complain of headache, nausea, shaking chills (rigors), sweating, and weakness.
Doctor :   These tests sometimes are difficult to complete and may have to be repeated ..
Doctor :   Did you understand?
Doctor :   Respiratory tract infection will not last for 3 weeks continuously
Doctor :   and will have elevated counts in the blood
User :   mcv is low
User :   s..but his xray says
Doctor :   ok
User :   left lung there is
User :   shadow may be due to consoliation
User :   whatdoes hat mean?
User :   he still is very weak
User :   get spells of high temp
User :   and gets dillusional
Doctor :   Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests, Antigen-Capture Assay or "Dipsticks") are the newer malaria tests
Doctor :   consolidation is like pneumonia
Doctor :   that means infection to the lung tissue
Doctor :   so he needs admission in hospital now
Doctor :   as pneumonia is dangerous
Doctor :   and further blood investigation like blood culture
Doctor :   and repeat xray..
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   is she breathing rates more than normal?
User :   thanks
User :   i will admit him now
User :   no....
User :   his temp has been down b has gone
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with now?
User :   up now agin
Doctor :   THANKS FOR CONSULTING.............
Doctor :   BYE FOR NOW...............
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