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High fever, viral infection, calpol given, nose block, cold and cough, sometimes vomits, stomach pain and headache, normal urination. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My daughter is having high fever
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi,
Doctor :   May I know the age of your daughter?
User :   Hi, Dr.
User :   She is 2 years 10 month
User :   She is having Viral infection from last 3 days
Doctor :   What other symptoms is she having apart from fever?
User :   on saturday we met a pediatrician also, and pediatrician suggested to give Calpol in every 6 hrs
User :   and she was getting better
Doctor :   Ok
User :   since today evening, her fever is getting little high
User :   and right now, fever is 102
Doctor :   What other symptoms is she having apart from fever?
User :   I have given calpol, right now
User :   other symptoms are, like Nose block, cold, cough
Doctor :   Is she having rashes on her body?
User :   sometimes she is vomiting also, once or twice a day
User :   no rashes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is she having any problem while passing urine?
User :   and sometime she complain for stomach pain and headache
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is she having any problem while passing urine?
User :   No problem while passing urine
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Based on her symptoms, the condition looks like upper respiratory infection secondary to possible viral infection.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Since the symptoms improved and worsened again, chances of secondary bacterial infection needs to be ruled out.
Doctor :   I suggest the following: Doctor :   1. Continue with calpol as suggested.
Doctor :   If the fever persists then either sponging or use of ibuprofen syrup is indicated.
User :   ok
Doctor :   2. She may need antibiotics to cover and treat secondary bacterial infections.
Doctor :   Amoxycillin or erythromycin syrups are more likely to be started.
Doctor :   3. Adequate rest.
Doctor :   4. Good amount of hydration and healthy diet is essential.
User :   ok
Doctor :   5. If the fever persists for another 2 days inspite of use of antibiotics, then blood test and urine test will be needed.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   ook
User :   one question
User :   what should be the emergency measure ?
User :   and Shall I meet doctor again before starting the antibiotics sometime tomorrow morning ?
Doctor :   As you have given the syrup now, it will take atleast half an hour to act.
Doctor :   Perform tipid sponging immediately.
Doctor :   That is wipe her forehead, neck, body, armpits with luke warm water to bring the temperature down.
User :   ook
Doctor :   If the temperature remains the same even after an hour, then you can give her ibuprofen syrup, in the same dosage as that of calpol.
Doctor :   They will be help in reducing the temperature.
User :   I don't have ibuprofen at home
Doctor :   Try the sponging and see if the temperature is reducing in an hour.
Doctor :   If they don't and the temperature persists to be above 100 deg F
Doctor :   then go to the hospital for emergency treatment.
Doctor :   It is necessary to get the temperature under control.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   sure
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   I've Dr. Koshish near by, If temperature doesn't go down, I'll visit there
User :   I mean Koshish Hospital
Doctor :   Ok
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   You are welcome.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting.
Doctor :   Bye.
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