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Child has fever, viral fever episodes in the family since a week, has taken Crocin. Medicines if fever resumes?

My daughter, 2.5 years old is having fever since yesterday evening. We are staying with a family(having two children) which is having viral fever episodes since last 1 week. Her fever started at 100 F in the evening (around 6:30 PM). We started her on Crocin syrup with 5 ml dose. The temperature returned to normal in 2 hours. The fever came back around 11:00 PM with temp at 102 F which rose to 103 F in night. We are continuing her on Crocin syrup every 4 hours. Currently, at 10:30 AM, she is not having any fever. I am not sure if she is having sore throat . She is not exhibiting any other symptoms. What all medicines we can give her if fever returns?
Asked On : Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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Thanks for posting your query.
The child has probably contracted the viral infection from the other children in the house.
the paracetamol is a good option and should be given 3 ml each time the fever crosses 101 degrees and can be given every 4 hours.
The child can get superadded bacterial infection in throat and can result in sore throat.
This is an alarming condition and will give a continuous fever or the child will be febrile most of the day.
if that is the case she should be examined by a local physician and should receive broad spectrum antibiotics and supportive medicines.
Hope I have answered your query.
If you have any questions I will be happy to answer.
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Wish you a good health.
Answered: Mon, 29 Jul 2013
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