My 11month old daughter has been sick with runny nose, bad cough and now has developed fever and a swollen eye which is runny. I know she is teething at the moment, however, I am some what worried. I have given her Calpol to help with the fever and teething. What should Ido??
Fever of a few days without any localizing signs could as well a viral illness. Usually, rather than fever, what is more, important is the activity of the child, in between 2 fever episodes on the same day.
If the kid is active and playing around when there is no fever, it is probably a viral illness and it doesn't require antibiotics at all.
Once the viral fever comes it will there for 4-7 days. So do not worry about the duration if the kid is active.
Paracetamol can be given in the dose of 15mg/kg/dose (maximum ceiling dose of 500mg) every 4-6th hourly that too only if fever is more than 100F. I suggest not using combination medicines for fever, especially with Paracetamol.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.