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18 months old suffering from fever. Not responding to medication. What to do?

Hi, my brothers son(18 months) is suffering from fever . After using the medicine suggested by local doctor it is getting cured and playing well. After sometime(say 5 hours) again fever will back. Sometimes temperatures goes beyond 102 degrees. Suggest me what can be the reason for this kind of fever and also suggest some good medicine. Thanks in Advance.
Asked On : Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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Fever in a child indicates infection in most of the cases. For controlling fever give him Calpol syp. 5 ml thrice a day, you can give it 4 times a day if fever is more frequent. Along with that do tepid sponging( with lukewarm water) . Now most common cause of fever at this age if not associated with any other obvious symptoms is viral infection, which needs conservative management only. But proper evaluation of cause of fever is needed in children below three years if it persists.
So I would suggest you to consult your doc for proper clinical evaluation and management accordingly.
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Answered: Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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