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Infant with cough, cold, fever. Should i be concerned? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Mar-2013
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Doctor:Hi, How are you doing?
User:Hi..i am doin gud....My Son is 1.5 years old
User:he is having fever
Doctor:since when
User:for last 2 days
User:in the day its ok
Doctor:does he have a cough or cold as well?
User:little bit of cough
User:but very less
User:last night his fever was 104
User:so we given him paracetamol
Doctor:Is he feeding well?
Doctor:Otherwise , he is active right?
Doctor:Have you noticed any rapid breathing or difficulty in breathing?
User:breathing looks to be rapid
Doctor:Faster than before?
User:sometimes it is
User:now it is normal
Doctor:CAn you please count it for me
Doctor:For a full minute
User:it looks to be 90-100
Doctor:Please take your son to the paediatrician
Doctor:He needs an antibiotic
Doctor:Its possibly a pneumonia
User:but he having fever only in night
Doctor:Next, please continue to feed him as frequently as possible
Doctor:fever is a response that we have to an infection
Doctor:it requires an intact immune system to do so
Doctor:young children do not always have fever
Doctor:because their immune system is not very strong
Doctor:even when they are very sick
Doctor:they will not have fever
Doctor:Till you take him to the paediatrician
Doctor:Please keep very warm
Doctor:cover him from head to toe
Doctor:and feed him as frequently as possible
Doctor:these 2 things are crucial
Doctor:if you start the antibiotic today
Doctor:he'll be fine in 2-3 daays
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