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Suggest treatment for low grade fever , vomiting and cough in a child

My son has been sick for three days..on the first day he threw up and was running a low grade fever .. the second day he ran a fever of 104.3 under the arm and we couldn t get it under 100.0 at all that day .. the third day he still has a fever and has a really nasty cough .. in those 3 days he has has a quarter of a samdwhich and a few bites of soup .. what should I do ?
Wed, 20 Jan 2016
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Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query your child have symptoms of low grade fever, vomiting and cough which are of viral infection. Yes you should be concerned about 104.3 degree temperature as its not a low grade actually. Your symptom of fever off and on is because your immunity is lower down because of infection. I would suggest you avoid intake of outside and spicy sharp food substances. Antibiotics will not give much relief to you as yours symptoms are more like viral infection. You should take paracetamol to prevent fever and combination of decongestants and multivitamin tablet. Your symptoms will resolve in 5-7 days. Avoid touching eyes, nose again and again. If your symptoms keeps on persisting the visit physician and get vaccination done.

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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Suggest treatment for low grade fever , vomiting and cough in a child

Hi Dear, Welcome to HCM. Understanding your concern. As per your query your child have symptoms of low grade fever, vomiting and cough which are of viral infection. Yes you should be concerned about 104.3 degree temperature as its not a low grade actually. Your symptom of fever off and on is because your immunity is lower down because of infection. I would suggest you avoid intake of outside and spicy sharp food substances. Antibiotics will not give much relief to you as yours symptoms are more like viral infection. You should take paracetamol to prevent fever and combination of decongestants and multivitamin tablet. Your symptoms will resolve in 5-7 days. Avoid touching eyes, nose again and again. If your symptoms keeps on persisting the visit physician and get vaccination done. Hope your concern has been resolved. Get Well Soon. Best Wishes, Dr. Harry Maheshwari