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What causes loss of appetite in a child? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2015
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User:My Son (1.6 Years) is filling irritated. He is not eating properly since yesterday and seems a little warm.
User:Hi. Thanks Doctor..
Doctor:Good afternoon
User:I am travelling out of XXXXXXX and my son is in XXXXXXX He is feeling irritated..
User:he seems to be little warm
User:my wife has given him meftal P.. 5 ml..
User:please suggest what we should do. if this is ok or should we give him something else..
Doctor:is there any other symptom other than mild fever?
Doctor:and irritability?
User:rest all is good..
Doctor:No cold or cough?
Doctor:It sounds like viral fever
Doctor:Meftal P is not the ideal medicine in such cases where there is no pain
Doctor:I would advice you to give him plain Paracetamol syrup
Doctor:such as calpol
Doctor:you will need to give 15 mg/kg body weight for it to be effective
Doctor:what is the current weight of your son?
User:ok. is crocin also good for him..
User:around 12 kg..
Doctor:Yes, crocin also contains only paracetamol
Doctor:12 kgs would require 180 mg per dose
User:so please suggest what all medicines we can give him..
Doctor:You can give 3.5ml of crocin 250
Doctor:Other than this right now you do not need to give him anything else
User:do we need to give any antibiotic also?
User:ok ok..
Doctor:You will need to wait for 3 days and see how it goes
Doctor:Viral fevers can not be cured with antibiotics
Doctor:so there is no point in giving an antibiotic
User:ok.. so we will give him crocin now after 5-6 hours.. as we had given meftal p soetime back
User:is that ok..
Doctor:You can give him the crocin every 6 hours once
Doctor:so it is okay
Doctor:Give me a moment
User:Yes doctor..
Doctor:You can give crocin syrup for 3 days and see
Doctor:if the fever does not come down, then you will have to get some basic blood tests done to find out the exact cause for the fever
User:ok.. we will do this.. may be this is coz of winters in XXXXXXX .
Doctor:Probably, yes
User:Right.. Thanks a lot for your help..
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor:You are welcome
User:No. Thank you very much..
Doctor:You are most welcome
Doctor:thanks for using the service
Doctor:have a good sunday ahead
User:Bye Doctor..
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