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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Fever for 5 days to my 2.5 years old baby girl

Fever for 5 days to my 2.5 years old baby girl Hi, my baby girl is 2.5 years old. She got high fever 5 days back & for that i gave her 2 syrups of 1 spoon each twice in day. The syrups are paracetamol BP 120 mg & chlorpheniramine maleate BP 2 mg. It worked fine for her & the fever got down. But from last 2 nights she again got high fever with dry cough . She is getting very weak. Pls help me by give a quick & helpful advice.
Fri, 22 Apr 2011
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The high grade fever with dry cough can be a viral infection which may subside in next 3-4 days but since the baby is 2.5 yrs she is small and will require medical attention.Some times simple viral fever can further complicate in to Pneumonia also.So please get her to a Paediatrician for examination & treatment for her fever.
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