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Small child, high fever, cough, lack of sleep. Normal chest X-ray. Treatment?

My 6 year old daughter has been seen in both the ER and Urgent Care in the last two days for very high fever . Highest reaching 104.3 with no other symptoms but cough . Labs and chest xray came back normal. I am trying to manage her fever at home but she keeps drifting in and out of sleep and she is talking but I can t understand her. Please help! They keep sending us home with no answers.
Asked On : Tue, 11 Sep 2012
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Oct 2013
hello dear
thanks for your query at HCM
high grade fever with altered sensoruim and normal chest x ray most probably because of infection in brain or meninges.
get your child properly examined by doctor this time
1 do tapid sponging with wet cloth during fever
2 give paracetomol ds syrup 5 ml four times a day
3 start antibiotics amoxicillin and clavuronic acid at 60 mg per kilogram in three divided dosages
4 consult doctor change medication according to condition of the child
Answered: Thu, 3 Oct 2013
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