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Child with fever, throat infection, vomiting, skin rashes, possible viral infection? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My son is having high fever. Found rashes on the body.Rashes seems to be itching.Checked blood, and found crp level to be 6.8 ,pcv 36.1,mcv 83.0
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello doctor
Doctor :   please give me a couple of mins to answer your query
User :   Sure
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your son's age
User :   8 yrs
Doctor :   ok , may i know the hemoglobin level
User :   11.4
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does he have fever?
User :   he is having conti..vomiting.Thraot infection.Yes fever too.
Doctor :   ok , what are the present medicines he is on?
User :   dolopar-250 and allercet
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   this is a viral infection
Doctor :   due to which he has developed rashes
User : it related to small pox
Doctor :   and sore throat also
Doctor :   no , not small pox
Doctor :   can you describe if he has any pimple like lesions in the body?
User :   found rashes increasing al over the body
User :   yes red pimples..........
Doctor :   ok , are they rashes or look like blisters?
Doctor :   ok
User :   blisters small size........
Doctor :   ok , they may be chicken pox , or measles
Doctor :   both being viral
Doctor :   he needs to take rest
Doctor :   continue the same medicines
User :   k
Doctor :   and keep giving him as much as fluids as possible
User :   he feels itching and vomiting.....
Doctor :   since he must not get dehydrated
User :   not able to intake anything
Doctor :   vomiting will be there as he is having an infection
User :   k
Doctor :   did you take him to pediatrician after this rashes developed?
Doctor :   allercet will prevent his itching , so continue it
User :   yes yesterday we took him......he only prescribed the above medicine.
Doctor :   ok , viral infections have to be treated for symptoms only
Doctor :   we generally do not give antibiotics
Doctor :   for vomiting , you may need to give antiemetic syrup
User :   ok...........he says while vomiting stomach pains.
Doctor :   but that needs a prescription from doctor
Doctor :   ok , yes , stomach pain will be there
Doctor :   but it will come down in few days
Doctor :   please give him small frequent meals
Doctor :   with soups , juices , water, fruits, etc
User :   ok can we give this antiemetic syrup in empty stomach?
Doctor :   no , give him soup
Doctor :   and then you give him the syrup
User :   becuase what ever he intake he is getting vomited.
Doctor :   ok , then you can give him the syrup , if he is not tolerating any food
Doctor :   his vomitting will come down and you can feed him slowly
User :   ok... what abt thorat infection.
Doctor :   i feel he will get beter in two days
Doctor :   ask your child to do warm saline water gargles
Doctor :   for 3 to 4 times a day
User :   thanks he should be. he is not able to sleep or eat
Doctor :   this will relieve his throat pain and also the congestion
User :   is there any specification or amount.
Doctor :   he will be fine, getting better with time , just make sure his fever is under control
Doctor :   add a pinch of salt in luke warm water and ask himt o gargle , let the water be not too hot or cold
User :   shall i conti dolopar-250
User :   for fever
Doctor :   yes , you continue DOLO
Doctor :   if fever is not there, you can stop DOLO and give it if it begins again
User :   what abt the amount i have to give for vomiting
User :   syrup?
Doctor :   you mean anti emetic cyrup?
Doctor :   syrup
User :   yes
Doctor :   i may not be able to guide you on this , as it is a prescription medicine
Doctor :   please consult the doctor for the dose with prescriptions
Doctor :   im sorry for this
User :   ok. thank you.
Doctor :   I feel it is better to wait
Doctor :   than to put him on any medicine
User :   fine.this medicine wont give any side effects right
Doctor :   as his symptoms will come down
Doctor :   which one?
User :   anti emetic?
Doctor :   no, they wont give side effects , but the doctor has to write in a presription and give you
Doctor :   then only you can buy and give your child
User :   he is having fever for past 5 days.from yesterday he got the rashes accompained with vomiting
Doctor :   contact the same doctor and inform that vomiting is severe
User :   sure........
Doctor :   yes , the rashes will develop after fever and they will subside in few days
User :   ok.
Doctor :   the rashes will increase and then gradually start fading off
User :   thanks a lot for your timely help.
Doctor :   pleasure here
Doctor :   did i answer your questions?
User :   yes.
Doctor :   are there any other questions i could help you with ?
User :   i am happy with the response
Doctor :   thank you
User :   no.
User :   thank you
Doctor :   pleasure helping you , thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   wishing your dear son a speedy recovery
User :   thank you
Doctor :   you could chat with us again 24/7 for further suggestions
User :   it gives me mental supprt
User :   sure
Doctor :   Take care.
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