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Infant with respiratory problem, treated by amoxicillin IV, suffering from fever. What is the cause?

He was brown with a 2.6 kg wt, when hi is in 7 month old he was admitted with a wedge with a respiratory problem. that time he treated by amoxicillin IV and now he is continued with Montair 4 g daily powder previously one month he was in fever then again he suffering with fever on this month suddenly. What is the cause for that but now or previously he was not any cold symptom. temp will cross 101.6 deg F what is your advice? One thing Paracetamol is not working bur paracetamol with Ibugesic is working to reduce his fever? should I continue that or other medication you suggest. he is 9 kg now
Asked On : Thu, 9 May 2013
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Hi thanks for your question.
Newborns are prone to frequent respiratory tract infection more so when they have low birth weight,(your child had adequate) which causes fever.There are many causes for fever in newborn and good physical examination supported by investigated by to determine the cause of fever.Montair containsmontelukast sodium which is used to treat and prevent asthama and allergy.Ibugesic is ibuprofen which is stronger antipyretic than paracetamol.I would suggest you to consult a childeren specialist who may examine and investigatr your child for fever and may prescribe him drugs accordingly.
Hope this answers your question.
Answered: Sun, 16 Jun 2013
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