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Date : 07-Jan-2015
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User:i was discussing abt my son
Doctor:yes, we were
User:who is havg viral fever since friday
Doctor:Please proceed
User:now my query is- Ho wlong should i wait to see if his fever is getting cured. Actualy iam scared with the 102 fever comg evrey night. How mant days should i wait to see the doc again?
Doctor:Let me tell you this
Doctor:AS I told earlier, if one time spike of 102 fever is present, it is not alarming
User:he is too small , just 1 and a half year
Doctor:But if it is continuously going to be 102, then it is worrisome
User:its already happed thrice
User:in last three days
Doctor:What is his last temperature recording?
User:it was 102 at 1pm yesterday night, then after crocin it went normal. At morng it was 100 around 8am
Doctor:What are the other symptoms that he is facing?
User:little pukish feelg he is havg since today morng
User:he vomitted once in the last 3 days,,due to some over eating
User:he had food properly and have hunger in these days
User:water intake has gone down marginally
Doctor:His symptoms does not seem to be serious at this stage
Doctor:You can continue to give him Crocin every 6 hours
User:wat are the siganls of alarm?
Doctor:Give him plenty of fluids to drink orally as well
Doctor:The signs of alarm would be child becoming inactive
Doctor:not playing around as usual
Doctor:looks fatigued
Doctor:thurst increases and then there is no thurst not all
Doctor:Developing other symptoms like cold, cough
Doctor:if there is continuous vomiting and loose stools
User:cold cough is there
Doctor:If his eyes become sunken
User:doc gave - sinercetdrops
Doctor:is he producing phlegm?
Doctor:when did you see the doctor for him?
User:yesterday morng
Doctor:Please let me know all the medicines that were given to him
Doctor:continue to give Sinarest and Crocin
Doctor:Both of these would be helpful to him to get rid of the symptoms
User:only sinerset drops 3 thrice daily for 3 days
User:fooding should be?>
Doctor:only these 2 medicines were given?
Doctor:This most likely seems to be viral
Doctor:It should be gone in 4 to 5 days
Doctor:keep your child warm
Doctor:Do not take him out in cold air
Doctor:give him bland food to eat
Doctor:that should suffice
User:yeah,,,doc told its viral
Doctor:yes, it is
User:milk,,fruit juice are fine?
Doctor:Yes, they are good
Doctor:Please give them
User:ok,,,thanx a lot
Doctor:I hope I have addressed most of your issues
Doctor:Please let me know if you have more concerns
Doctor:So that we can discuss here
User:thanx,,nothing as of now
User:wil reach u again,,if anthg req
Doctor:Wish your son a quick recovery
Doctor:bye for now
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