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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   about high temprature of 103degree for a child of 3 years. please advice
Doctor :   hello
User :   hello Dr
Doctor :   hoe can i help you ?
User :   I am ... my kid 3 year son is suffering from high temp
User :   and temp is 103 we have given calpol by 1 PM, 6 Pm and 11 PM
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when ?
Doctor :   is the fever constant ? or does it comes and goes ?
Doctor :   any shivering ?
Doctor :   or chills ?
User :   temprature reduces once medicine is given for an hours and so
User :   no shivering
Doctor :   since when he has been having this fever ?
User :   since yesterday 12.00 PM
Doctor :   is he eating properly ?
User :   he eats and drinks water once the fever comes down.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there any one sick in the family ?
User :   no.
User :   he was having a problem in veesing
Doctor :   ok
User :   Since 6 pm till now he didnt had food.
Doctor :   how much is the fever now ?
Doctor :   are you giving any sponge bath to get the fever down?
User :   I have given Meftal an hour before and now the temp is 101
Doctor :   make sure you keep your child well hydrated
Doctor :   thats importnat
User :   On dec 12th he also had a pnemonia. Dr told not serious and gave medicine for 4 days.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does he has any other symptoms?
Doctor :   like cough ?
Doctor :   or runny nose ?
User :   today he doesnt had any cough.
Doctor :   ok here what you should do
User :   Running nose was there for a 3 days
Doctor :   1) Ensure that your child child has plenty of water to drink - this prevents dehydration. Carrot juice is excellent for children with fever. Other fluids include lemon, honey and fruit juices. Give ice cubes to suck if he refuse to drink fluids.
Doctor :   2) If the fever goes above 102ºF (39ºC) sponge with tepid water. Never use ice cold water.
Doctor :   also 102 is considered a HIGH fever in this age . so PLEASE make sure you take him to the doctor first thing in the morning
Doctor :   as for now the medicines you are giving are fine
Doctor :   but he needs to see a doc tomorrow
User :   I had given Maftal if temp comes what is the intraval?
User :   Sure Dr as now its midnight i am not able to take him to hospital.
Doctor :   tomorrow morning
Doctor :   dont give Maftal now
User :   yes
Doctor :   is the sleeping now?
Doctor :   baby **
User :   he is sleeping.
Doctor :   ok then let him rest
Doctor :   morning make sure you take him to the peadtrician
Doctor :   just follow what i have told you esp about water intake
User :   if temp goes above 101 should i need to give any medicine till morning?
Doctor :   no just control with water sponge
Doctor :   as you have already given the meds
Doctor :   and let him rest now
Doctor :   take him first thing in the morning
User :   He was repeatedly having fever at mumbai and now since last sunday i sent them to my native place thinking the cause might be polution and weather change
Doctor :   it can be an underlying infection
Doctor :   that will cause such high fever
User :   but since he has repeated with the illness in home town can you suggest
User :   any peadiatrician in ..
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   Tel:- 0000 / 0000
Doctor :   Dr XXXXXXXX
User :   is it required to bring him back to mumbai or little more days in kerala?
Doctor :   you can call and set up and appointment
Doctor :   is he in kerala ?
Doctor :   well make sure you take him to the doc tomorrow
User :   yes he is in .. now and i am in They have gone on last Saturday
Doctor :   as i said in medical protocol any fever in a child qho is 5 years or less with a fever of 102
Doctor :   needs to be shown to a doc
User :   sure i have already informed my parents also as well as called the hospital and fixed the appoinment by 9.30 morning.
Doctor :   thats good
User :   thanks a lot Dr
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   good night
User :   thanks good night
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