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Infant with recurring fever, allergic cough, vomiting - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
User :   Doctor i wanted to ask about my 2.5 years old son
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   he has been getting recurring fever for the past 2 weeks
Doctor :   ok
User :   again he has developed cold and cougha nd fever upto 100
User :   inbetween he vomits and refuses to eat anything
User :   this is teh 3rd time he is getting it in teh last 1 5days
User :   15
Doctor :   it looks like a viral infection to me
Doctor :   did you consult th doctor for this?
User :   doctor has given same antibiotics he gave last 2 times
Doctor :   ok
User :   says he has allergic cough
Doctor :   i suggest you feed him frequently
Doctor :   in small meals
User :   but the problem is recurring every week
Doctor :   keep him hydrated with good fluids
User :   does he need some kind of examination
User :   could be some infection
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   he needs an examination
Doctor :   get a few blood and urine tests done
Doctor :   1. complete blood count and hemoglobin
Doctor :   3. chest x ray
Doctor :   2.urine routine and microscopy
Doctor :   4. ESR
Doctor :   5. Absolute eosinophil count
Doctor :   6random blood sugar
Doctor :   these tests will help in coming to a diagnosis
User :   can u explain what the tests 4, 5 and 6 are for
Doctor :   if needed a widal test and malarial parasite smear may be recommended if the doctor feels a need
Doctor :   4 and 5 is for allergy
Doctor :   and prognosis or recovery from illness
Doctor :   and 6 is for blood glucose levels
Doctor :   it is done as a part of routine investigation
User :   ok, these tests should help come to a conclusison
Doctor :   the doctor may continue the antibiotics and i suggest you keep a watch on his temperature
Doctor :   fever should be kept controlled
Doctor :   give him paracetomol syrup
User :   but what about his food . He refuses and we feel what other supplements can we give him
Doctor :   you can give him supplements
User :   temperature goes away with crocin but come back in 7-8 hrs
Doctor :   give him small meals
Doctor :   give him what he likes to eat
Doctor :   avoid cold food
Doctor :   you can see the doctor for an examination of chest and abdomen
User :   any supplements for children
User :   he is a picky eater
User :   and is on vegetraian diet
Doctor :   pediasure is a good health supplement
Doctor :   you may consult suitable options for him after discussing with your doctor
User :   would malaria also come in the tets you have suggested, if it is there
Doctor :   yes , Mp smear is for malaria
Doctor :   this is optional
Doctor :   if the doctor feels a need for this test then only you may get it done
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   did you follow my suggestions ?
User :   yes id id
User :   i did
Doctor :   are there any more questions for me to help you with ?
User :   thanks
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   pleasure here
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   wish your child a speedy recovery
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   :-)
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