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Infant with fever, diet precautions - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi, my daughter 1.3 yrs is having fever 100deg f
User :   shd i give calpol
User :   99 in the arm pit
Doctor :   Since when is she having the fever?
User :   since last evening..plan to see her evening...
User :   but inbetween i need advise
Doctor :   May I know her weight?
User :   12kgs
User :   she is cranky too
Doctor :   Ok, you can give her syp calpol.
User :   ok..normally after wht deg temp shd we give it 100 or more or less
Doctor :   If you have the 125mg/5ml dosed calpol syrup.
User :   i vr 250
Doctor :   If it is 250mg/5ml dose, you need to give her3.5ml of it.
User :   ok
Doctor :   The syrup may take about 20 to 40 minutes for fever to come down.
User :   ok..and whn shd i repeat
Doctor :   You can repeat the syrup every 4 to 6 hours again, if the fever occurs again after that.
Doctor :   In simple terms keep her temperature monitored, every hour or once in every 2 hours.
User :   and only if its 100 or more
Doctor :   And repeat the syrup only if the temperature goes 100 or more.
Doctor :   Yes you are right.
Doctor :   Most often the syrup will bring it down.
User :   sure ..thx a lot
Doctor :   But if the fever remains above 100 even after an hour of giving the syrup, then you will need to give her tipid sponging.
Doctor :   meaning wipe her body - fore head, armpits, body and groin with room temperature water.
User :   'ok
Doctor :   Continue this and the syrup till you meet the pediatrician.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Keep her hydrated well.
Doctor :   Do you follow.
User :   sure..
Doctor :   Is there any other query that I can assist you with?
User :   can we give her milk
Doctor :   Yes, you can give her milk and all other diet.
Doctor :   Do not force her.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Avoid all cold and refrigerated diet.
User :   one more thing
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   can we keep the AC on
Doctor :   It is preferable that you keep the AC at room temperature.
Doctor :   Lower temperature can induce chills and shivering.
User :   ok..26 is okay?
Doctor :   That should be fine.
User :   ok thank you
User :   bye
Doctor :   If your daughter feels shivering, it is better to increase the temperature to a higher levels.
User :   sure
Doctor :   Bye for now.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
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