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Child having high fever post accidental swallowing of Listerine, reluctant to taking fluids. Taken amoxicillin for mucus, nasal drainage. How can I help him?

Hello. I am fretting for my 2 yr. Old. He is typically very healthy with no sinuses or fever. He,however, had his front tooth pulled April 5 due to an accidentally fracture and then abscess . He has had moderate mucus, nasal drainage,and red eyes for two days. He did finish a 7 day prescription of Amoxicillin . However, tonight he swallowed a tiny bit of listerine when trying to clean his mouth. Its 1 am And he is running a high fever. He isn t wanting fluids. Please help.
Asked On : Fri, 20 Apr 2012
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Swallowing listerine is not responsible for the symptoms he is having. Since he is having a high fever, an infection seems to be the most likely cause. You can dress him in a light cotton clothing and do a cold sponging to bring down the temperature. You can also give him acetaminophen drops to control fever. Consult his pediatrician in case the fever persists.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Fri, 20 Apr 2012
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