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Posted on Wed, 6 Mar 2019
Question: my 6 and half year 0ld daughter had fever on Saturday,it looked like a viral,yesterday she had 102 fever and her cheeks became pink ,today her fever touched 103 ,we have just been giving her crocin .she has cough and a running nose,and has vomited 2-3 times which was phlem.there is swine flu in the air in XXXXXXX do we need to get any tests done or the symptoms are of viral? Please guide
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (56 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Feel free to get a rapid test done

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for using the Ask a Doctor service.

I have gone carefully through the details and understand your concern. The symptoms are indeed of a viral infection. Treatment is supportive in the flu season you might like to play safe by testing for influenza virus. The most common is a rapid flu test. This consists of a nasal or throat swab that provides rapid results in under 20 minutes.

As of now you need to give steam inhalation to your child. It helps in reducing the congestion and thereby the cough. Water vapor will reach deep inside and would help in diluting the cough and thus would provide relief.

I hope that I could clear your doubts.

Feel free to write back.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das (3 days later)
sir yesterday she had no fever but today again developed 102 fever ,so it's been 4 days of fever starting Saturday and Wednesday no fever ,but today she developed 102 fever again and even after crocin it came down to 100 and has been near 101,she has been coughing badly,do we get her tested for flu.. or it could be just viral..our doc has asked us to start with macport antibiotic.
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Possibly viral

Detailed Answer:
It is likely to be viral. Flu is a particular type of virus. Feel free to get tested. However, I would insist on a blood count and CRP before giving antibiotics. Irrespective of treatment it is likely to last for about a week.

Regards
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Brief Answer: Feel free to get a rapid test done Detailed Answer: Thanks for using the Ask a Doctor service. I have gone carefully through the details and understand your concern. The symptoms are indeed of a viral infection. Treatment is supportive in the flu season you might like to play safe by testing for influenza virus. The most common is a rapid flu test. This consists of a nasal or throat swab that provides rapid results in under 20 minutes. As of now you need to give steam inhalation to your child. It helps in reducing the congestion and thereby the cough. Water vapor will reach deep inside and would help in diluting the cough and thus would provide relief. I hope that I could clear your doubts. Feel free to write back. Regards