What causes persistent fever, cough, body pain and watery burning eyes?
Typhoid or bacterial infections need to be ruled out
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I have gone carefully through the details and understand your concern. Most often such fevers are due to viral infections and antibiotics are ineffective in such cases. But the duration concerns me. I would insist you to get a blood count and widaal test done. That will help in ruling out bacterial infections and typhoid fever.
Give steam inhalation to your child. Water vapor will reach deep inside and would help in diluting the cough and thus would provide relief. If paracetamol is not effective in bringing down the temperature, you need to use Meftal-P [mefenamic acid] whiich is more effective. Also use tepid sponging.
Rbc distribution width(RDW-SD) - 37.3 (REF 39-46)
Total leucocyte count -14140/ cumm ( ref 6000- 13,500)
Differential leucocyte count(dlc)
Neutrophil - 66 % (34 -56 ref)
PDW -11.7% (25- 65)
The above report is of my daughter. Please suggest.
Antibiotics need to be tried
Thanks for writing back. Sorry for not being able to respond faster.
The bacteria in stool does not matter. What is relevant is how high is the pus cell count. If it is high, it indicates infection.
The total count and neutrophils are on the higher side and hence there is role of treating with antibiotics. I have already mentioned about Meftal-P for reduction of temperature.
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