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Toddler with high fever, given T-minic, Oflox and Ibugesic. Is this the right medication?

Hi My 9 month old daughter ..weight 7.5 kg has high fever for last 3 days ranging 102-103 degree. We consulted a doctor he gave 3 doses of 6 drops each T-minic 3 dose of half tb spoon oflox 50 and 2 dose of 10 drops each of gudcef drops .also was given ibugesic ..every 8 hours. After 3 days she is still having high this the right medication .
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.
Gudcef and oflox, both are antibiotic and two antibiotics are not required at a time.
For fever , you can continue ibugesic in prescribed dosage as advised by the Pediatrician.
Evaluation with complete blood picture, malarial parasite, and complete urine examination is to be done to know the focus of infection.
Therefore consult the Pediatrician again for re examination and for evaluation.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Sanjay Sharma's  Response
Hi Atul
Your daughter seems to have high fever the cause of which is not clear though viral fever is the most common cause of fever.
In my opinion she was started two antibiotics (gudcef & oflox) empirically which is not at all justified.
Moreover ofloxacin safety in children less than 18 years of age has not been established & children have a higher chance of getting bone, joint, or tendon (musculoskeletal) problems as side effects such as pain or swelling while taking Ofloxacin. Ofloxacin is used in kids only when absolutely essential & when we don;t have any safer alternative.
T-minic is used for symptomatic relief of common cold.
My advise is to discuss the issues with a pediatrician & get consider some blood /urine tests to help arrive at a possible diagnosis.
In the mean time continue ibugesic and make sure she takes lots of liquids .
Hope you find the info useful.
Wishing her a speedy recovery.
Answered: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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