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Small child, born through IVF, developed high fever. Taken antibiotic syrup, loose stools. Cure?

hi doctor , i am /xxxx , i have a son who was born after ivf in xxxxx.My son got a fever temperature risen upto 104 derees , and my wife consulted a doctor near by our house and she gave my son some kind of syrup the fever decreased in a while and my son had a loose motion .he passed liquid several times and fever seemed consistant.Please advice me what to do..
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Your son seems to be having infectious gastroenteritis mostly of by a bacteria as there is high grade fever.
You continue the paracetamol syrup in prescribed dosage for every 6th hourly and give sips of oral rehydration solutions to prevent dehydration.
Consult your Pediatrician again for specific treatment for diarrhea.
Hope i have answered your query.
Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal's  Response

Thank you for your query.

As you son is having loose motions it means that he is having an intestinal infection and fever is the other presentation. You need to take care of:
1. Feeding hygiene.
2. Plenty of oral fluids to prevent dehydration.
3. Paracetamol/acetaminophen every 4 hour to reduce the fever if the temperature is above 99F by side.
4. Medicines for diarrhoea as advised by the doctor.
The doses of the medicines shall depend on the age and weight of your son.

I hope I have responded to your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son an early recovery.


Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician, Neonatology Dr. Ravikiran Reddy's  Response
Hello I have gone through your complaints. Your child is having viral diarrhoea episodes. The ultimate goal of yours is to maintain hydration status of your child. So you need to monitor his urine output which should be adequate. You need to give ORS i.e oral rehydration solution. You can also prescribe probiotics with prebiotics. Zinc also helps in decreasing the number of episodes and severity of diarrhoea.first contact your doctor to check the hydration status of your child clinically.
Thank you. Good day.
Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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