Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
196 Doctors are Online

16 month old suffering from fever. Not cured by medicine. Any advice?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by
Practicing since : 1964
Answered : 246 Questions
My 16 month old daughter is suffering from fever for 7 days now (25 oct onwards). Doc prescribed paracetamol / brufen on first visit. On second visit after 3 days, doc prescribed antibiotics. But fever hasn't left her.
No other symptoms like vomiting and chill.
Today we are taking her to doc again for blood test. Please advise.
Posted Tue, 20 Nov 2012 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Sumitra Kumar Mukherjee 1 hour later
I think the future plan of treatment is depending on the blood tests
results. In the mean time I think continue with paracetamol syrup
(500mgm/5ml) 2.5mls three times daily. The other thing is give her extra fluid
to keep the hydration well. One of the causes in infants to have high temp
is dehydration. Get electrol sachets, dissolve one XXXXXXX in 300mls of boiled and cool water and feed the baby frequently. I assure you that as long as you do the above and monitor the temperature and feeds there is a very little chance of major complication.
Wish your daughter to have speedy recovery.
Please contact me if you get any query.
kindest regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Pediatrician

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor