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Suggest treatment for high fever in an infant

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Dr. Pradeep Kumar

Pediatrician, Cardiology

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Posted on Wed, 21 Sep 2016 in Child Health
Question: My infant is of 9 months suffering from fever more than 101 given meftal p twice 1ml and ibugesic for once in a span of 4hr gap same 1ml still the feveeris not getting down pl suggest what to do will show him tomorrow morning to the docter but for now pl suggest
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Dose of metal P is less

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for asking on this platform

Given dose of Meftal P is less and that may be the reason fever is not subsiding.
Average weight of 9 month old child is 7-8 kg.
The dose of mefenemic acid is 8-10 mg/kg/dose.
Each 5 ml of meftal P contains 100 mg of mefenemic acid.So for this age dose should be at least 3.5 to 5 ml.
It may be repeated at an interval of 8 hours.
Do sponging also to bring down the temperature.
Please consult a physician for evaluation of cause of fever and management accordingly.

Please let me know if you have any queries.
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