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Upper respiratory tract infection and constipation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   HI
User :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   My daughter, 5 years, every day evening is getting fever around 101 degrees with chills
User :   for the past 3-4 days
Doctor :   Ok
User :   She has cold and congetion
User :   We are giving Crocin syrup
Doctor :   Does she have sore throat, headache?
User :   Some time she says she has headache
Doctor :   Does she have any problem while passing urine?
Doctor :   Does she have any rashes in her body?
User :   no such symptoms
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but fever every evening, inspite of giving the syrup
Doctor :   Is crocin syrup helping in bringing the fever down?
Doctor :   Does she have cough?
User :   for some time it will bring down and next day evening the same case
User :   she has cold with red eyes and redish lips
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   Your daughter is having the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection.
User :   But she has not passed stolls for last -6 days
Doctor :   Its probably viral in nature.
Doctor :   Viral infections are self limiting illness and would be settling down by itself.
User :   she generally passes stools once in 2/3 days
User :   Coud this be the reason?
Doctor :   But since her temperature is high and she is also having chills, antibiotics may be needed to fasten the recovery.
Doctor :   No the problem with stools is not related to the present problem.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Its an infection that is causing the present symptoms.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Since its not l to prescribe antibiotics
Doctor :   * since its not ethical to prescribe antibiotics
User :   ritocef has been advised
Doctor :   over the chat, I suggest you to consult a doctor, a pediatrician to suggest one.
User :   is this antibiotic?
Doctor :   May I know who suggested this?
Doctor :   Since ritocef is a brand name of the drug and I am not sure of the content of this drug, i am unaware if its an antibiotic.
Doctor :   Along with the use of antibiotic, other measures that you can follow are these
User :   Its a disposable tablet
Doctor :   Its probably an antibiotic, if you can read the content of this medication, I shall be able to confirm this.
Doctor :   Along with the antibiotics,
Doctor :   1. Continue crocin syrup three or four times a day.
User :   ok
Doctor :   2. Use sponging techniques if the fever persists inspite of using crocin.
User :   k
Doctor :   Use slightly warm water instead of ice cold water while sponging.
Doctor :   3. syrup benadry twice a day for cough and congestion.
Doctor :   4. If the nose is congested, you can use saline nasal drops.
Doctor :   5. Good and healthy diet is necessary.
User :   k
Doctor :   If your daughter is unable to eat, you can give her diet in liquid forms along with fruits.
Doctor :   6. Good hydration in the form of plenty of water.
Doctor :   Avoid cold and refrigerated food or water.
Doctor :   7. Watch out for these symptoms
Doctor :   symptoms such as development of rashes in the body, problems while passing urine that includes passing blood stained urine, bleeding from any source such as nostrils and so on.
User :   ok
Doctor :   8. The present illness should recover in a week, however if they are present for more than week or 10 days further evaluation in the form of investigations may be necessary.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   9. Lastly, if you have H1N1 infections in your location, watch out for these symptoms that can develop.
Doctor :   symptoms such as difficulty in breathing, drowsiness, severe vomiting and others.
User :   ok
Doctor :   If she has any such symptoms, attention is needed.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   Yes sure
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   Thanks a lot detailed advice
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   No
User :   Thanks a lot
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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