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Infant suffering from severe cold, slight fever. What should i do? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:I have a 9 month old son
User:He has been suffering from severe cold and slight fever 99.2 F since 2 days. Fever was down, but cold is still there
Doctor:I am sorry about this
Doctor:Did you give him any medicine?
Doctor:Is he coughing too?
User:I don't know what pills and medicines he is using, as he is in remote
Doctor:cold and fever are common in infants
User:Yes, a slight cough.
Doctor:A syrup of Calpol given thrice daily for 2 days should be fine
Doctor:Around 1.5ml to 2ml after feeding him is good enough
User:Yes Madam, I shall do that. No other medicines required, right?
Doctor:NO XXXXXXX he should be fine with this is a couple of days
Doctor:Make sure, to keep him warm always
Doctor:Is he breast fed by the mother?
User:Yes, breast feed, Madam
Doctor:Let she continue to feed the baby
Doctor:If the temperature goes up to more than 100, then consider visiting the peadiatrician
Doctor:But mostly, the baby should be fine soon
User:Yes Madam, but since last week she has been with less amount of milk. However she has been using Lacatre Granules. Even then no sufficient milk.
Doctor:Do not worry, the mother will produce sufficient milk for the baby all the time
Doctor:The more she feeds the more milk is produced
User:Ok. She feeds now almost 5 to 6 times a day. But in the nights, a bit problem in feeding as she will not have much milk.
Doctor:This is normal
Doctor:Just she has to continue feeding as long as the baby feeds
Doctor:I hope you are giving other feeds too to the baby
User:Ok. Madam, one last question/doubt, Madam. What we can feed other than monther's milk? I mean as rice, fruits etc.
User:Yes Madam, for now he takes small amount of rice
Doctor:Yes, you can feed fruits
Doctor:Well cooked vegetables, which is mashed can also be given
Doctor:You can also give Ragi mallt
Doctor:Cooked pulses
Doctor:You can also give well cooked rice with dal
User:Yes Madam.
Doctor:Hope you are following my suggestions
Doctor:If not, please ask me, I shall explain again
User:No Madam, all answers are clear. No need of repeating
User:Many great Thanks for clearing doubts.
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