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Can Augpen be given to an infant for fever and cold while on Crocin?

Hi, my kid is 12 months old. He is suffering from fever since yesterday afternoon. He has a running nose as well. We gave Crocin drops 1.5 ml every 6 hours from yesterday afternoon. Midnight he had a high temperature of 105. He didn t sleep whole night. Morning it got reduced to 100. He didn t go to motion since yesterday morning. We consulted the doctor today and he asked us to continue Crocin drops along with Augpen HS 5ml twice a day for 5 days. Any suggestions please? Heared that Augpen HS is antibiotic. Can it be used for 12 months old baby?
Wed, 4 Sep 2019
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology 's  Response
Hello,

Fever of a few days without any localizing signs could as well a viral illness. Usually, rather than fever, what is more, important is the activity of the child, in between 2 fever episodes on the same day.

If the kid is active and playing around when there is no fever, it is probably a viral illness and it doesn't require antibiotics at all.

Once the viral fever comes it will there for 4-7 days. So do not worry about the duration if the kid is active.

Paracetamol can be given in the dose of 15mg/kg/dose (maximum ceiling dose of 500mg) every 4-6th hourly that too only if fever is more than 100F. I suggest not using combination medicines for fever, especially with Paracetamol.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Sumanth Amperayani, Pediatrician, Pulmonology
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