Suggest Dosage For Crocin Syrup To Treat Fever In A Child
I have Crocin syrup for children. Please suggest dosage.
Also please suggest further course of action.
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The dose for Crocin 250mg/5ml is 5 ml per dose to be given as per requirement. Be sure to give her ORS (Oral rehydration solution) to replenish the lost fluids and salts. You may give some antiemetic like Ondansetron.
Wait and watch. It is likely to last for 2-5 days.
Thanks for writing back. She needs to be given 10 ml of Croccin 120 mg / 5 ml if the temperature is greater than 100°F. The dose can be given every four to six hours if necessary but not routinely (only to be given if temperature is raised).
I understand that she is not interested in taking feeds. Do not force feed her but try to give her something.
Is there any other suggestions would you like to give.
Use tepid sponging
Most often such symptoms including croup are due to viral infections. Irrespective of treatment it usually spontaneously resolves in 5-7 days. Such infections are usually associated with an allergic component and giving Montair LC Kid (Monteleukast + Levocetirizine, prescription medicine) should help. Cetirizine is an over the counter alternative that can also be given instead.
If your child is otherwise active and playful, I would not be concerned. If not, it would be a good idea to visit a doctor and to get the child evaluated. If the respiratory rate is greater than or equal to 40 breaths/min you would need to take her to a doctor for the possibility of underlying pneumonia. If the rate is lesser, you need not worry.
You need to give steam inhalation to your child. It helps in reducing the congestion and thereby the cough. The water vapor will be in the air and automatically the child will breathe it in. Water vapor will reach deep inside and would help in diluting the cough and thus would provide relief.
Give Crocin or paracetamol to bring down the temperature. Also, give tepid sponging. Personal hygiene is important.
Please be patient. It may take a few more days before recovery occurs.
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