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What Causes High Fever In An Infant?

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Posted on Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Question: Hi Doctor ,
My daughter is 18 months old suffering from caugh, today morning she had fever 104 we gave caplol 1 ml now fever comedown but she is now coughing lot and omitting, omitting white bulgum omitting after every meal plz suggest medicin for her.
thanks,
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Probably upper respiratory tract infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HCM. Can understand your concerns.

Symptoms of fever and cough are suggestive of upper respiratory tract infection.

Give paracetamol syrup 15 mg/kg per dose for fever. Give chericof cough syrup 5 ml three times a day for 3 days.

For vomiting you can give ondem Syrup 4 ml empty stomach.

If vomiting still persists then examination by Pediatrician should be done and antibiotic like cefpodoxime will be needed.

I hope this will help you.
Wishing your child good health.
Take care.
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Patel (4 hours later)
paracetamol how many ml need to give
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
According to weight

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome once again.

Paracetamol syrup contains 125 mg in 5 ml. The dose of paracetamol syrup is 15 mg/kg per dose.

Suppose weight of child is 10 kg. Then dose would be 15 *10=150 mg. 150 mg means 6 ml needs to be given.

Please tell me the weight of the child, I will tell you the exact dose.

Take care.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Patel (1 hour later)
8.5kg
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel (51 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Give 5 ml of paracetamol syrup

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome once again.

You can give 5 ml of paracetamol syrup.

Paracetamol drops and syrup are different and have a different composition. Give 5 ml of paracetamol syrup which contains 125 milligrams in 5 ml of syrup.

Take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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What Causes High Fever In An Infant?

Brief Answer: Probably upper respiratory tract infection Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HCM. Can understand your concerns. Symptoms of fever and cough are suggestive of upper respiratory tract infection. Give paracetamol syrup 15 mg/kg per dose for fever. Give chericof cough syrup 5 ml three times a day for 3 days. For vomiting you can give ondem Syrup 4 ml empty stomach. If vomiting still persists then examination by Pediatrician should be done and antibiotic like cefpodoxime will be needed. I hope this will help you. Wishing your child good health. Take care.