Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
133 Doctors are Online

Small child, suffering from fever, dark brown stools with mucus. Taking paracetamol. Cure?

My 1yr and 9 month old daughter who is suffering from fever for two days on sat and sunday we gave paracetamol every 6 hrs and on monday she was normal so we stopped paracetamol, but from tuesday morning she started having fever she is now under paracetamol but from evening onwards her motion is little mucus with dark brown colour.
Asked On : Sat, 10 Nov 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  37
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
Pediatrician, Infectious Diseases 's  Response
Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.
Dark brown stools can be suggestive of gastrointestinal bleeding or infection .
Since your child is having persistent fever despite paracetamol therapy it needs to be investigated so that diagnosis can be confirmed and appropriate treatment ( antibiotics course etc ) can be started .
Please take your child to a pediatrician for a thorough evaluation promptly and avoid use of paracetamol without prescription as the dose should be calculated as per weight and age by a doctor to avoid sideeffects like liver damage.
Meanwhile make sure to give your child plenty of water and a multivitamin and zinc supplement and probiotics to ensure faster recovery.
Wishing your child a speedy recovery.
Answered: Sat, 10 Nov 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor