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Fever, 8 months old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi my name is XXXXXXXX i have a 8 month old son who has a temp of 39.2 should i take him to hospital?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   I am Dr AAAAAAA
User :   nice to meet you
Doctor :   Do you see any febrile fits /
Doctor :   ?
User :   no he seems fine but his been with a high temp for 2 days now
User :   i gave him panadol it takes it down for a hr or 2 then its bak up again
Doctor :   any assocoated vomitings or loose motions or diarrhea ?
User :   no
User :   he is constipated
Doctor :   does he have any cold , cough, fever, rhnitis ?
User :   he has a fever that is about it'
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Panadol would be fine , but any fever exceeding 3 days
Doctor :   requires investigations to be done to rule out anything major.
User :   ok then, thank you very much, at what stage should i take him hospital if it exceeds 40 ?
Doctor :   Is he active and is his skin supple /
Doctor :   ?
Doctor :   Yes, if above 40.
User :   yeh he is fine he has just been nagging alot and wants to be held at all times
Doctor :   If the baby is active , he seems to be fine, please give him lots of fluids.
Doctor :   and give him a cool water sponging.
User :   yeh he has been having plenty of bottles, juice and milk
User :   ok
Doctor :   Please do also see that at any point above 3-5 days he has to be investigated upon without which treatment becomes difficult.
User :   ok will take note of that.
Doctor :   Have you examined his skin, no reddish spots or any swollen parotids ?
User :   no his skin seems to be fine
Doctor :   That is encoraging.
Doctor :   Seems he will get well soon, a normal viral fever.
User :   hope so, thank u very much have a good night
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   Tak care, bye for now.
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