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High fever and itching eyes in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My four year old has a 103 fever and has been complaining that his eyes burn. He has also not eaten much today and has been listless.
Doctor :   HI,
Doctor :   Dr
User :   Hello.
Doctor :   Does he have cough or running nose ?
User :   A little of both.
Doctor :   ok, is he placed on any antibiotic ?
User :   No. Just some Morton.
User :   Oops Morton
User :   Sorry. MOTRIN.
Doctor :   fine i get it , may i know the dosage
User :   1 TSP AS he only weighs about 33 lbs
Doctor :   ok, i would advice you to give him a syrup containing Paracetamol , like tylenol which is best for fever
User :   ok. Anything to help the eyes?
Doctor :   and the low feeding and the burning eyes is due to fever
User :   Ok
Doctor :   you can place cucumber slices if he cooperates
Doctor :   but once the fever comes down the eyes get normal
User :   Ok I will try that!
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   no I guess that is all. Thank you for your help!!
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me ,kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
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