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Child had head injury after fall. Now fever. Given paracetamol. Serious?

gud pm 7 month old baby fell off the bed yesterday morning and hit her head so hard.. i can say its bad because of the sound it made and our floor is cemented... she got fever in the afternoon until now.... her temperature raised up to 38.3 and so far its the highest temp she had last night.. i gave her paracetamol drops since yesterday and its her 4th take this morning.. shes hot again this serious? im so afraid..... please help
Asked On : Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.
For fever and pain you can continue paracetamol in prescribed dosage every 6th or 8 th hourly depending on the symptoms.
Watch for vomitings, irritability and fussiness, abnormal behavior or movements, decreased limb movements, or any bleeding from nose or ears.
Consult emergency if you find any abnormal symptoms or signs.
And if there is no any abnormality, consult your Pediatrician for the examination of your child and his neurological status and to look for the causes of fever and its treatment.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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