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Infant with persisting fever. Not responding to Flexon. Malaria?

My 1.5 month old son (a twin) is suffering from fever for the past 2 days. Early morning today his temp was 103.5. He weighs around 9.8 kgs. I have been giving him Flexon 5 ml every 6 hrly. He s feeling very weak and once the effect of the medicine wears off his temperature shoots right back up and has very cold hands and feet . Please help me as I feel very worried. Would it be malaria or so since we have lot of mosquitoes around here or is it a regular fever? Sherin
Asked On : Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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Seeing the situation I suggest that order for certain investigations like blood haemogram including platelets, blood culture, Widal test, Rapid malaria card test, GBP for malarial parasite, Dengue Ig M/NS1 antigen test. Dont worry give him NSAID and start antibiotic azithral to prevent secondary infections.
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