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High fever and nasal congestion in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   My kid 1 year old, had fever and nose congestion, had been suggested Recofast and Colpol
User :   From yesday we have been giving antibiotic, because fever was not coming down for the last three days
Doctor :   ok
User :   Now fever looks to be in control and nasal congestion is also reduced
Doctor :   ok
User :   But he passing watery stools
User :   y'day it was yellowish and now he is paasing greenish
Doctor :   What is the name of antibiotics?
User :   augpen HG
User :   He is passing watery stools even before that
Doctor :   oK
User :   Y'day he passed 4 times and today 4 times
User :   Today he has started passing in Grrenish
User :   Hello?
Doctor :   what is the weight of your child?
User :   13.4 kgs
Doctor :   what is the concentration of syrup
Doctor :   can u read
User :   3-3.5 ml approx
Doctor :   i mean per 5ml how is the amoxicillin'
User :   Antibiotic has been advised 3ml-3ml-3ml
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Just let me check the dose
Doctor :   Can u read the concentration'
Doctor :   I am not finding the concentration
Doctor :   what u r telling me 3 3 3 ml is the dose
Doctor :   but concentration of medicine is on the bottle
Doctor :   so that i can calculate the dose for the weight
User :   1 sec
Doctor :   it say stremgth
Doctor :   *strength
User :   ok
User :   1 sec
User :   5ml = 200 mg of ammoxiccilin
Doctor :   Very good
User :   but even before we started the antibiotics, he started passing watery stools
User :   Varied in colors
User :   Y'day 1 time he passed Greeish and today again he passed greeinsh
User :   Is it a point to be worried?
Doctor :   I checked the dose
Doctor :   it is correct
Doctor :   some times over dose can cause diarrhoea
Doctor :   However Augmentin it self cause diarrhea
Doctor :   How many doses u gave yesterday
User :   y'day night 1 time
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   today
User :   and today 2 times thats it
Doctor :   OK
User :   Would that be because of Calpol and Recofast as well>
Doctor :   Do not need to worry at this point
User :   Now fever seems to be under control
Doctor :   Stop recofast
User :   And slowly congestion
Doctor :   Give Colpol only after checking temerature
User :   ok
User :   He has mild during the day and during night it increased y'day
Doctor :   if temp is high above 99 degrres give Colpol
Doctor :   Other wise do not give colpol
User :   Today no signs of higher temp today
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   If u feel he has running fever give dose
Doctor :   it can be given safely
Doctor :   it does not cause diarrheao\
User :   ok
Doctor :   Augoen is causing diarrhea
User :   What about recofast?
Doctor :   COntinue it for today
User :   ok
Doctor :   Give electrol powder
Doctor :   and regular food what ever u r giving
Doctor :   Make sure he is not dehydrated
Doctor :   once the medicine is stopped the diarrhea will be stopped
Doctor :   If the number of bowels get worse stop the medicine
Doctor :   and go for another medicine
User :   ok
Doctor :   like Keflex
Doctor :   syrup
User :   What's that?
Doctor :   it is antibiotic
User :   ok
User :   I did not Augpen is more stonger
Doctor :   Did I answer ur querry
User :   yes
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Not like that
Doctor :   He is only infant
Doctor :   Augmen is stronger
User :   Oh ok
Doctor :   but amoxixllin is also fine
User :   I will stop that immediately and give keflex
User :   Ok thanks
Doctor :   Continue it watch the number of stools
Doctor :   if get worse stop the medicne
User :   ok
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Bye
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