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Suggest Remedies For Cold And Fever In Children

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: Hi, I am XXXX XXXXXXX
My son ( age 1year 10 months) is suffering from cold and fever. kindly suggest.
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Likely to be a viral infection

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through the details and understand your concern. Most often such symptoms are due to viral infections and antibiotics are ineffective in such cases. Irrespective of use of antibiotics, it usually spontaneously resolves in 5-7 days.

Children often suffer from viral infections that may manifest with fever. If your child is otherwise active and playful, I would not be concerned. If your child has fever with temperature more than 100°F, you need to give paracetamol or acetaminophen (P-250, Crocin or Tylenol) to it bring down. Also use tepid sponging.

Give steam inhalation to your child. It helps in reducing the congestion. Water vapor will reach deep inside and would help in diluting the cough and thus would provide relief.

Hopefully that would help. Feel free to write back in case of further queries.

Regards

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Suggest Remedies For Cold And Fever In Children

Brief Answer: Likely to be a viral infection Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone carefully through the details and understand your concern. Most often such symptoms are due to viral infections and antibiotics are ineffective in such cases. Irrespective of use of antibiotics, it usually spontaneously resolves in 5-7 days. Children often suffer from viral infections that may manifest with fever. If your child is otherwise active and playful, I would not be concerned. If your child has fever with temperature more than 100°F, you need to give paracetamol or acetaminophen (P-250, Crocin or Tylenol) to it bring down. Also use tepid sponging. Give steam inhalation to your child. It helps in reducing the congestion. Water vapor will reach deep inside and would help in diluting the cough and thus would provide relief. Hopefully that would help. Feel free to write back in case of further queries. Regards