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Child suffering from fever and vomiting. Tested negative for malaria and typhoid. Any suggestion?

Feb 2013
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My nephew of around 2-2 1/2 yrs old suffering from fever and vomiting and in the hospital for around 8 days. Initially the fever was around 104 XXXXXXX Doctors tested him for malaria, typhoid but the results are negative. On27th evening doctors started give him magnex 750 twice daily. Fever stopped but again recurred to day evening with 101 degree with vomiting.

The weight loss duringthis period is around 5kg. He is reluctant to eat. In between he also behaves in a good mood.
Posted Mon, 18 Feb 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. E Venkata Ramana 41 minutes later
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic,
Your nephew's symptoms are looking like mostly of a prolonged Viral Fever as the malaria and typhoid tests are negative.
But urinary tract or the bacterial infections also to be ruled out by doing investigations.
What about the results of complete blood picture and complete urine examination?
Has blood been sent for culture and sensitivity,if yes what is the result?
If you provide this information, i will be in a good position to advise you properly.
Complete decrease of fever will take time and the effect of antibiotic,may be seen after 3 to 5 days. For vomitings antiemetic will be given as per his doctor advise.
Because of this prolonged fever, vomitings,and decreased appetite the child might lost his weight around 5 Kg,but it sould be confirmed the weight loss as 5 kg weight loss is significant.
To maintain maintain his nutrition by giving frequent small and energy dense feeds.
Hope i have answered your queries, if you have any clarification please let me know.
Wish your nephew a speedy recovery.
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