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Chicken pox, severe cough, mild fever. Medicines to be given?

Bit concerned my 3 year old has had chicken pox for 5 days along with a cough which has gotten worse. She seems to have gone down hill this evening and has a fever of nearly 39 and not responding to paracetamol . Her spots are really dark too I ve noticed. I ve read not to give ibupofen to a child with chicken pox. Temp is now 39.3 and gave her 7.5ml paracetamol at 6pm
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Hi welcome to HCM
Chicken pox is a disease with its own course. You can administer acyclovir to decrease the chance of future development of complications.

Keep the temperature always at around 37. You can give paracetamol at a dose of 15 mg/kg body weigh even upto 5 to 6 times, if required. In between apply cold sponging to keep the body temp. at 37.

I hope this will solve your baby's problem.
Get back to us in case any more querries.
God bless the baby.
Take care
Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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