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My daughter is 2.10 year old(weight is 16 kg) is

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Dr. Pradeep Kumar

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Posted on Mon, 1 Apr 2019 in General Health
Question: My daughter is 2.10 year old(weight is 16 kg) is suffering from fever yesterday.

She had little cough and cold from Thursday(7th March. 2019) and got fever of 99.5 degree on Sunday(10th March, 2019) but no paracetamol given on that day. Since it was polio day, we have given her polio drop on that evening. But later on the Monday early morning(2 AM) she got fever of 100.1 degree and I have given her paracetamol Calpol 250mg 5ml(This is the dose suggested when she got fever may be a month back) and Alerid 5ml(This one is suggested by her paediatrician for allergy like cold). Later in the day her fever went on till 100.8 and paracetamol 5ml is given again in afternoon and night. Alerid 5ml is also given yesterday night.

Today morning again she seems to have fever 100.5. Cough and cold has come down little bit. She is otherwise active and having food but face looks little dull.

Kindly advise if it ok to give her paracetamol calpol 5ml(Kindly suggest the right dosage) today again 3 times and along with Alerid 5ml at night and see if she improves or should I take her go the paediatrician today itself. Also, is there any other medication you suggest us to try?
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My daughter is 2.10 year old(weight is 16 kg) is suffering from fever yesterday.

She had little cough and cold from Thursday(7th March. 2019) and got fever of 99.5 degree on Sunday(10th March, 2019) but no paracetamol given on that day. Since it was polio day, we have given her polio drop on that evening. But later on the Monday early morning(2 AM) she got fever of 100.1 degree and I have given her paracetamol Calpol 250mg 5ml(This is the dose suggested when she got fever may be a month back) and Alerid 5ml(This one is suggested by her paediatrician for allergy like cold). Later in the day her fever went on till 100.8 and paracetamol 5ml is given again in afternoon and night. Alerid 5ml is also given yesterday night.

Today morning again she seems to have fever 100.5. Cough and cold has come down little bit. She is otherwise active and having food but face looks little dull.

Kindly advise if it ok to give her paracetamol calpol 5ml(Kindly suggest the right dosage) today again 3 times and along with Alerid 5ml at night and see if she improves or should I take her go the paediatrician today itself. Also, is there any other medication you suggest us to try?
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar 12 hours later
Brief Answer:
You can wait as she is improving

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for asking on Ask A Doctor platform

I am really very sorry for delayed reply.
I have gone through the query and do understand your concern.
Fever with cough and cold in this age is most likely due to some viral infection.
Most of the viral infections improve with conservative treatment like paracetamol and antiallergic which you are giving already.
It may take 5-7 days for the symptoms to resolve.
As long as child is active, taking feeds well, there is no breathing difficulty, high grade fever not responding to medications or severe cough I won't get overly worried.
Here I would suggest you to monitor temperature at 4 hourly interval or whenever you are suspecting fever. Give paracetamol only if temperature is more than 99 or 99.5. You may not be able to know the temperature pattern if you are giving paracetamol 8 hourly. So give paracetamol only when needed.
You may continue Alerid in prescribed dose for next 4-6 days depending upon symptoms.
If you find any worsening of symptoms please consult your pediatrician.

I hope this helps.
Please let me know if you have any more questions.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar 0 minute later
Brief Answer:
You can wait as she is improving

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for asking on Ask A Doctor platform

I am really very sorry for delayed reply.
I have gone through the query and do understand your concern.
Fever with cough and cold in this age is most likely due to some viral infection.
Most of the viral infections improve with conservative treatment like paracetamol and antiallergic which you are giving already.
It may take 5-7 days for the symptoms to resolve.
As long as child is active, taking feeds well, there is no breathing difficulty, high grade fever not responding to medications or severe cough I won't get overly worried.
Here I would suggest you to monitor temperature at 4 hourly interval or whenever you are suspecting fever. Give paracetamol only if temperature is more than 99 or 99.5. You may not be able to know the temperature pattern if you are giving paracetamol 8 hourly. So give paracetamol only when needed.
You may continue Alerid in prescribed dose for next 4-6 days depending upon symptoms.
If you find any worsening of symptoms please consult your pediatrician.

I hope this helps.
Please let me know if you have any more questions.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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