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Date : 17-Sep-2014
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User:hello doctor
User:good evening
Doctor:Good evening
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User: my daughter 15month i hd fever cold n cough... we consulted doctor... but no improvement
User:he prescribed same old medicin which we were followin before
User:ie, dolo drops, asthalin n allerid
User:but morning temp. goes upto 102, den gradually reduced to 100
User:my concern is, she is not hving any food
User:what to do
Doctor:Since when is she suffering with fever and cold?
User:she is puking...
User:nothing remains inside
User:am worried
User:since from 3 days
Doctor:What was her last recorded temperature?
User:100 only
Doctor:Is the fever present throughout the day?
User:no sir, early morning it wil be more... day time normal... since am in ofis...i cud not tel u wat temp.
Doctor:no problem
User:normal means less temp... not high
User:but she got temp..
Doctor:Has the temperature reduced since the first day?
User:body will be heat... when we touch
User:high low, high low
Doctor:Whats the XXXXXXX temperature you have recorded on the first day?
User:min..99 XXXXXXX 102
Doctor:Does she has bodyache, sorethroat, rashes over the body?
User:sore throat
Doctor:What did the diagnose the condition as?
User:suggest me, how can i feed her...
User:nothing improvement
Doctor:What did the doctor diagnose the condition as?
Doctor:Surely I will help?
User:viral fever...precribed medicine dats it
Doctor:I too feel that your daughter might be suffering with viral fever.
Doctor:As the climate keeps changing and due to many infections present around like in school or from other children it is easy to get this fever.
User:past 3 days no proper food... tensed
Doctor:Please do not worry.
Doctor:As its the third day the fever should reduce by tomorrow or day after.
Doctor:As viral fever lasts for 4 to 7 days.
Doctor:And it usually occurs due to low immunity.
Doctor:SO the best treatment is to improve her immunity along with symptomatic treatment which you are providing with medications.
User:hw to increase her immune level
User:without food... only medicine is it ok
Doctor:Does she vomits everytime she eats something?
User:milk she drinks, only wen she slps
Doctor:One of the reasons she has vomiting could be due to viral infection of gut or due to gastritis because of empty stomach and medications.
Doctor:For this follow these instructions:
Doctor:1. Give her small frequent feeds whatever she likes.
Doctor:better would be liquid and easily digestable diet initially.
Doctor:like cold milk, ORS liquid, fruit juices.
Doctor:IDLY or upma
Doctor:which is non spicy/ non oily and easily digestable
User:ors liquid means
Doctor:ORS is oral rehydration solution available with the chemists.
Doctor:it replenishes electrolytes in the body and energises the kid
Doctor:You have mix a XXXXXXX of ors in 200 ml of water and give it to her as much as she likes
User:i can go for this... ORS
Doctor:Yes, you can.
Doctor:2. Avoid external contacts as they might spread the infection
Doctor:3. Whenever you or anyone meets the child, wash the hands regularly.
User:Expect milk nothing... what u mentioned i hv tried... no use
User:but i can go with ORS...
Doctor:As there is fever now the taste sensation would have been altered. that is why she is not eating.
Doctor:Give her what she likes. Once the fever is completely reduced her taste will be normal and then she will have food.
Doctor:Make sure to give her lots of water and fluids as to avoid any dehydration
User:nothing she likes... she dont wanna open her mouth
Doctor:but as she is vomiting start with low voumes.
User:but my dauter is active...
Doctor:It happens in viral fever. Nothing to worry. Just maintain her hydration by giving fluids, fruit juices, ors.
Doctor:Thats a good sign that your daughter is active.
User:fruit juices in fever, what u suggest
Doctor:Any citric fruit juices like orange, lemon, mosambi can be given.
Doctor:Once the fever is reduced she will have normally as before.
User:ppl says those fruits ease cold catches fruits
User:thank so much
User:her prescribed medicine are all ok
Doctor:no problem she can take the juices make it in warm water.
Doctor:and her medications is fine.
Doctor:she can continue with those.
Doctor:Do you have any more queries for me to help you with?
User:fine doctor... thanx for ur valuable time
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
User:thank u...bye
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