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Infant with high fever. Is it safe to use cold cloth in fever? What more can i do? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Mar-2013
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User:My Son is 1.5 years old and he is having high fever around 104
User:we have given him paracetamol syrup
User:can we use cold water strips on forehead
Doctor:That will help
User:actually I am in Delhi
Doctor:may I know what is the dose of the syrup given ?
User:2.5 ml
User:shall we give more
Doctor:when was the last dose given ?
User:just 30 minutes back
Doctor:Do not give next dose until 4 hours from now
Doctor:use cold water dipped cloth
User:wht about cold water strips the temp her is 9.0C
Doctor:it will take some time for the syrup to act
User:temperature here is 9 C
Doctor:put the cold cloth so as to reduce his body temperature as sensed by your palm
User:here it is cold so it will have any other issues ?
User:dosage is ok
Doctor:its safe to use cold cloth in fever irrespective of environmental temperature
Doctor:untill the body temperature is lowered
User:is the dose is correct
Doctor:you can increase the dose to 5 ml next time
User:ok we can use normal water
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