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    Small child, infection due to ear rings, fever. Safe to give meftal?

Hi, My daughter is 3.5yrs old and she has ear ring infection , so my doctor prescribe Advent for infection and she has a fever from last two days its aroud 101, so, my doctor tolds give crosin syrup 8ml every after 5hours i am giving her corsin syrup also, but the temprature is gone down for 1-2hours then again fever will come, so can i give meftal. please advise.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
Do not panic.
The fever should subside once the infection goes away with the antibiotic therapy.
Meftal is only prescribed to control high fevers not responding to paracetamol.
Meftal has some side effects too...it can cause hypothermia, renal damage and decrease platelets.
So use only when necessary.
I would advice cold sponging rather than using meftal in this scenario.
Remove the earring for sure.If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing your child a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
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