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Child having high fever, cough and cold. Concerned about the overdosage of calpol. On augmentin

Hi,My daughter is 3 years 4 months old has got fever(102) from yesterday. i gave her calpol250mg at 10:30 pm(8ml) again since the fever did not go down i gave her the same dose at 4:30 in the morning i checked her temp at 11:30AM she did not have fever now again in the afternoon she had a temp of 100degree i gave her the same dose was it the over dose of calpol250 mg does it affect her ? she has also got fever cold and cough now. For cold and cough i am giving Dilosyn (Expectronant)and Sinarest AF. She is having this problem of cold, cough and fever from past 3 months it just like on and off like 2 weeks she is ok again next she has the same problem i have also given her an antibiotic called Augmention Duo on 11/8/2012 for 5 days for the same reason now again she has got cold and cough. So wat should i do now so that she we get reduced with this problem and will not have it again. pls help me.
Asked On : Sat, 1 Sep 2012
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response

In this period most of child frequently suffer from cold, cough etc,(Upper Respiratory Tract Infection)
Most of times this is viral/ allergic and its self limiting.
Because of low immunity and low diseases resistant power child suffering from this.

Yes you can give Calpol, Anticold /cough medicine , As far antibiotic (Augmentin) do not prescribe your self.,Because frequent use of antibiotic will cause antibiotic resistance (whenever its needed it will not work)

I would advice:
1. Avoid exposure to cold (cold make ciliary activity sluggish and hence the organisms tracking
down the airways cannot be swept out, making a progression to lower respiratory infection)
2. Keep your child warm (Wrapping with cotton cloth )
3. Stem inhalation with precaution.(Plain water do not add any decongestant like vicks etc)
4. Try to increase his immune system with proper and regular diet.
5. Maintain hygiene.
6. Dont give more medicine
7. If she is not recover within 5 to 6 days you can consult again to your doctor.
8. Investigation- CBC and watch for eosinophilic count, WBC/TLC.CRP, X- Ray chest.
9. If necessary you can start antibiotic under pediatric supervision.

I wish your baby recover soon.
Regards , Dr. Sagar Mhatre

Answered: Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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