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Posted on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: hi doctor,

we have a baby girl and her age is 3 months 10 days. Baby is on mother feeding now. from today morning my wife is having fever ..looks like viral fever. her temperature is 102F. we are currently using DOLO 650mg. we have asked a gynecologist​ and she said we can use it and feeding can continue. we are also sponzing her regularly.

any other things that we can do for her speedy recovery also taking of baby's feeding??
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Answered by Dr. Kampana 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Will recover in 2 to 3 days.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

If she is having only fever best is to continue with tab. dolo 650 mg maximum 4 times a day. In case she has cold or cough she can take tab. sinarest once a day for 2 days.

Viral fever will recover on its own within 2 to 3 days. Don't worry about the baby, she will also receive the antibodies (immunity) through breast feeding so she will not be affected.

There are no remedies for speedy recovery. Sponging, anti-pyretic and plenty of fluids will help.

I hope this answered your query.

With regards,
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Follow up: Dr. Kampana 14 minutes later
she is having cough as well..so you are suggesting to take both dolo and sinarest tablets?
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Answered by Dr. Kampana 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Sinarest once a day, dolo 3 times a day.

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,

Yes, she can take sinarest once a day, and dolo to a maximum of 3 times a day if she has already taken sinarest.

She can do steam inhalation and drink warm lemon juice with a tsp of honey for a week to reduce cough.

I hope this answered your query.

With regards,
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Follow up: Dr. Kampana 4 hours later
in case, if the mother is not able to give feeding...what is the alternative that you suggest?
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Answered by Dr. Kampana 13 hours later
Brief Answer:
Formula feeds.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

If the mother is not able to feed the baby, formula feeds such as Nan Pro 1 can be given to the baby. Alternate between formula and breastfeed till the baby gets used to it.

I hope this answered your query.

With regards,
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Follow up: Dr. Kampana 1 hour later
hi,

thanks so much..

Yesterday as per u adivice, my wife used, dolo 650mg only 3 times yesterday. She is feeling a bit better today. She also gave feeding to the baby

Baby generally wakes up at 8 AM everyday. Today she slept till 10 AM. Also we are seeing her eye lids are bit swelled. Is this bit of side effect of mother having dolo650mg

Please advice on what we need to do
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Answered by Dr. Kampana 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It is normal.

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,

It is not a side effect of dolo 650. Usually when babies sleeps well they have swollen eyelids and will subside on its own. You should be worried only if your baby is having redness, watering or any discharge from eyes.

I hope this answered your query.

With regards,
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Follow up: Dr. Kampana 2 hours later
Looks like the heat that mother had is passed on to the baby through mother milk... from morning till now.. she went to motion 3 times..

Any suggestions that can be taken care
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Answered by Dr. Kampana 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Do not worry. Continue breast feeding.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Do not worry. Keep feeding her breast milk. It can be normal too for babies to pass no stool to 3 to 5 times some days. We should wait unless she is having fever or more than 10 to 15 stools per day. Have you started on formula?

I hope this answered your query. Kindly follow up with further queries if any.

With regards,
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Follow up: Dr. Kampana 4 minutes later
No. She is having mother milk only
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Answered by Dr. Kampana 1 minute later
Brief Answer:
Continue breast feeding.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Okay, that is good. Continue breast feeding. Do not worry. We should wait.

With regards,
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