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Fever, meftal to be given for few days and then blood test suggested, fever shoots up in the night, no vomitings - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   just wanted to check, my doc has asked me to give meftal for the next days and then take the test
User :   is it advisable to wait
Doctor :   you may follow the same advice
Doctor :   as meftal has meftal P
Doctor :   it has paracetomol also in it
User :   isnt it critical that my baby had fever and its recurring
Doctor :   it will control the fever
User :   he is also losing weight because we are waiting
Doctor :   it may be a viral infection too
Doctor :   as the doctor has asked you to wait , you may prefer to do the same since he has examined your child
Doctor :   may i know the temperature now ?
User :   but what i dont understand is how come the infection has come again
User :   100 degrees
Doctor :   as long as the fever is in control you can wait
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does the fever shoot up at night ?
User :   no today it has come after almost 1 week
Doctor :   ok , i suggest you to keep a watch on the temperature
User :   2 weeks back the fevert used to start at night only
Doctor :   and continue the medicines
User :   as in shoot up at night
Doctor :   you could take a review tomorrow itself
Doctor :   is the child still refusing food ?
User :   by review you mean...tests?
User :   yes
User :   he was nt hving food ysterday..we were literally foricng him to eat
Doctor :   i mean an examination fro the condition
Doctor :   if needed tests will be recommended
Doctor :   generally at the time of recovery from any infection , the appetite will come down
Doctor :   it will need some time to revert to normal intake
Doctor :   it is just the same as in adults
User :   how long...any approximate time
User :   but before he cld recover he again has fevert
Doctor :   try giving him feeds as frequently as possible
User :   that means defintely there is sme other issue
Doctor :   i cannot conclude if it is malaria or anything else since i have not examined the child
Doctor :   it needs an examination
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   keep him hydrated till you see the doctor
User :   yes
Doctor :   if he refuses to eat completely or vomits , you may take him immediately
User :   he is refusing
Doctor :   also keep checking his temperature frequently
User :   but is not vomiting
User :   yes checking every 3 hours
Doctor :   do not worry , you consult your doctor soon
User :   yes thanks
Doctor :   if there is anything significant on examination , antibiotics may be started soon
Doctor :   are you ther e
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