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Suggest treatment for fever in the night

hi my 15 month old daughter has started waking in the night upset and when i go into see her she is so hot to touch. she only sleeps in light clothes and has a thin sheet. she is very sleepy and unresponsive. this has happened 2 nights now. calpol brings her temp down then she recovers ?
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
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Hi Dear,

Understanding your concern. As per your query your daughter is having fever in the night which seems to be due to viral infection and poor immunity of body.

Need not to worry. I would suggest you to take acetaminophen for fever in dosage of 15mg/kg. Visit pediatrician once and get it examined. You should get blood tests done of children to find out underlying cause of fever weather bacterial or viral and start treatment accordingly. You can give paracetamol syrup for fever as well to child. Your child's symptoms will resolve in 3-5 days. You should give child proper rest. You should them plenty of fluids to rehydrate. Do tepid sponging as well.

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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