Fever of a few days without any localizing signs could as well a viral illness. Usually, rather than fever, what is more, important is the activity of the child, in between 2 fever episodes on the same day.
If the kid is active and playing around when there is no fever, it is probably a viral illness and it doesn't require antibiotics at all. Once the viral fever
comes it will there for 4-7 days.
So do not worry about the duration if the kid is active. Paracetamol
can be given in the dose of 15mg/kg/dose (maximum ceiling dose of 500mg) every 4-6th hourly that too only if fever is more than 100F.
I suggest not using combination medicines for fever, especially with Paracetamol.
Meftal-P contains Mefenamic acid
which is a NSAID. It carries the risk of gastritis
and renal problems in the long run. Please do not use Meftal-P.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Sumanth Amperayani, Pediatrician