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Suggest treatment for fever in an infant

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Posted on Tue, 17 Jun 2014
Question: my son is 5 months old he is having 100 temp. we have given 2.5 ml pacimol drops . pls advise way forward till morning
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Answered by Dr. Venkata Subrahmanaym Mukkavilli (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Pakacetamol 15 mg/kg body weight 4-6 hourly.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Pacemol is Paracetamol. Drops contain 100 mg/ml.

The dose depends upon the weight of the baby. It is calculated as 15mg/kg body weight. You can calculate the right dose accordingly. If you have problems finding it, let me know his current body weight.

The duration is 4-6 hours depending on the severity of fever.

Along with paracetamol you may also give tepid sponging and this will give prompt relief.
Next morning you consult your doctor.

Hope this answer will serve your purpose
Please feel free to ask any more queries if required
Take care
Dr.M.V.Subrahmanyam MD;DCH
Associate professor of pediatrics
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Brief Answer: Pakacetamol 15 mg/kg body weight 4-6 hourly. Detailed Answer: Hi, Pacemol is Paracetamol. Drops contain 100 mg/ml. The dose depends upon the weight of the baby. It is calculated as 15mg/kg body weight. You can calculate the right dose accordingly. If you have problems finding it, let me know his current body weight. The duration is 4-6 hours depending on the severity of fever. Along with paracetamol you may also give tepid sponging and this will give prompt relief. Next morning you consult your doctor. Hope this answer will serve your purpose Please feel free to ask any more queries if required Take care Dr.M.V.Subrahmanyam MD;DCH Associate professor of pediatrics