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Is viral fever contagious?

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Posted on Mon, 19 Sep 2016
Question: One of my relative come to my house 6 days back,he has viral fever. I have a baby who is 6 month old got viral fever.Is it transmitted? If yes why after 6 days.

What medicines needs to be given. He is very cranky. I am giving with copphol
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Answered by Dr. Archana Verma (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Do not worry

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I understand your concerns but don't worry. Viral infections can easily spread from one child to other. The menifestations take 1-2 weeks to appear at times due to incubation period.

At present, you need to give only symptomatic treatment. That includes paracetamol or calpol drops/syrup along with good nutrition and fluids. These episodes are self limiting and improve within a couple of days.

Hopefully it will be of help.
Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Archana Verma (35 minutes later)
what should i give for food. I m giving him Enfamil Stage 1
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Answered by Dr. Archana Verma (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Start complementary feeds along with Enfamil stage 2

Detailed Answer:
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If your baby has completed 6 months of age then start Enfamil stage 2 along with 2-3 bowls of complementary feeds daily.
Complementary feeds for now should be in semi solid form. It should include:
- Cereal flours especially raging, rice etc.
- pulses
- vegetables and fruits
- dairy products

Avoid cow milk and honey till one year of age.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Do not worry Detailed Answer: Hi I understand your concerns but don't worry. Viral infections can easily spread from one child to other. The menifestations take 1-2 weeks to appear at times due to incubation period. At present, you need to give only symptomatic treatment. That includes paracetamol or calpol drops/syrup along with good nutrition and fluids. These episodes are self limiting and improve within a couple of days. Hopefully it will be of help. Take care