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Paracetamol dosage for pedeatric - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   How much ml of calpol to give to a two year old child. She is 12 Kgs in weight
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Dr. Hope you can help me out. My wife just gave 5 ml of calpol to my two year old daughter. She is running fever again. How much ml can she give and how often
User :   She gave this 5 ml an hour ago.
Doctor :   Plz wait
User :   She is 12 Kgs in weight.
User :   Sure.
Doctor :   it is 10mg one kg
Doctor :   so she needs 120 mgs
Doctor :   now tell me the concentration of product
Doctor :   how many milligrams are thre in 5 ml
Doctor :   Please look at the bottle
Doctor :   *the
Doctor :   it should be 120 mg 0r 250
User :   "each 5 ml contains paracetemol 120 mg."
Doctor :   so 5 ml is good
User :   how often Dr ?
User :   can we give this every 4 hours?
Doctor :   Give it every 4-6 hours if the temperature is >100
User :   Thanks Dr. Another question. My wife suspects that my daughter has a sore throat. She feels so because my daughter refuses to eat anything and has only milk. Should we wait for a couple of days or go see a pediatrician immediately?
Doctor :   Did you record the temperature?
Doctor :   if not record it
User :   Yes her temperature was 100, in the afternoon. We gave her calpol and after 4 hours or so, it was 101.
Doctor :   If she is not eating , get examined by Pediatricians and get a course of antibiotics.
User :   Dr. my daughter is getting ill every month or so. And every month she undergoes a course of antibiotics. Is this normal?
Doctor :   Not normal
Doctor :   But children do get ENT infections
Doctor :   They get tonsillitis, ear infections , throat infections
Doctor :   Many of them are viral infections
Doctor :   But doctors treat them as bacterial because of risk superimposed bacterial infections
Doctor :   But they will grow out of this as they grow.
Doctor :   when she gets fever, manage fever fever with colpol.
Doctor :   If does not come down you need to consult Pediatrician
Doctor :   If the fever is manageable you can wait
Doctor :   if the fever is more 104 you need to rush
Doctor :   if it is 100, 101, 102 you can manage with colpol for 1 day
Doctor :   but if persist even after 1 day, you need to see doctor
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   Totally.
User :   Yes I am Dr.
Doctor :   Do you have any other questions?
User :   No, not at this moment. Thank you very much Dr. You have been very helpful and have given specific feedback and guidelines. Thanks again. God Bless You.
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Please leave your fee back
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Doctor :   Bye
User :   Bye.
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