Baby Fever

Baby fever is an indicator that the body's immune system is fighting against an infection. It is checked with the help of a thermometer, and a rectal temperature that is higher than 100.4°F is termed fever. Pneumonia, ear infections, sore throat, cold, urinary tract infections, meningitis, influenza, viral disease, etc., are associated with fever. Taking Acetaminophen with the doctor's advice is recommended along with a sponge bath, removing extra clothes, increasing fluid intake, and using a cooling fan.

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2-year-old child is suffering from high fever with green diarrhea. What is the recommended treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2-year-old daughter has raspy breathing, and a rough cough followed with a runny nose for the past two days. Today started running a slight fever of 100.3 with green diarrhea that has turned yellow that smells very bad. She also keeps pointing to her belly as it hurts. Kindly advic...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Parmar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just got your concern. It is like a typical viral infection. Give more water, liquid, and homemade food. If she has a fever when measured with a thermometer kindly make a note of it. If her temperature is more than 100 Fahrenheit, give Paracetamol syrup with a dos...  Read Full »

Can I give Paracetamol for the second time to my 4-year-old son, who has a high fever?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is turning 4-years-old next month. My son had a severe dry cough, and he was diagnosed with a viral infection and given medications. Now, he has a very high fever. I gave him Paracetamol yesterday evening, at midnight, and now again fever is shooting up after five hours. Can I gi...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please check the temperature with a thermometer. If the temperature is 102 degree fahrenheit or more, Paracetamol will not work. I suggest giving Syrup Ibugesic plus (Ibuprofen and Paracetamol) instead. Paracetamol works between temperatures of 100 degree fahrenheit ...  Read Full »

My child had fever and low SpO2 level yesterday evening. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My child had a fever yesterday morning, and we gave her P 250 Suspension 60 ml (Paracetamol), and she was fine. But again, in the evening, she had a fever, and when we checked her oxygen saturation with our home oximeter, her oxygen level dropped to 84%, 90%, 92%, 93% for some time. Sti...  Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have read your concern and will help you out. Kindly share the following details so that I can guide you better;1. Does she have a nose block, runny nose, or cough?2. Is there any sign of fast breathing? 3. Is there any chest indrawing while breathing?4. Is she taking ...  Read Full »

Why is my baby's fever not going down even after giving him Wikoryl syrup?

Query: Hello doctor,My baby is suffering from fever. I have given him Wikoryl syrup, but it did not help much, and he is having high fever now. Kindly share your suggestion.  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash Nagar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern.Give these medications as mentioned (for mild cough, cold and fever).1. Syrup Paracetamol (Crocin 125mg/5ml) - 5 ml as when fever. You can repeat it every 4 hrs if needed.2. Syrup Brufen ( Ibuprofen 100mg/5ml) - 5 ml if fever does not subsid...  Read Full »

How to treat a respiratory virus in a 2-year-old-child?

Query: Hello doctor, My two-year-old child has been having fever on and off for the past three days. We took him to the closest hospital because his temperature was still 104 degree Fahrenheit after giving him Tylenol and Ibuprofen. The doctor listened to his lungs and said he sounded fine. They checked h...  Read Full »


Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The reason for your doubt as to why does the child still have a fever when the doctor said that he is fine is that viral infection in the tracheobronchial system does not produce any sounds detectable when auscultating. Most of the doctors say that "the chest is ...  Read Full »

My son is 3.5-years-old,.and having fever past 3 days. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 3.5 years old. He had a sudden fever three days back. His doctor gave CBP, CRP, and many other tests. I am attaching the reports here. Then we suddenly noticed ulcers in his mouth as he was refusing food. We took him to the doctor the next day, and he gave him an ointment Cleno...  Read Full »


Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son has an infection, viral or bacterial. It is most likely a viral infection, and it will take 5 to 7 days for a complete cure. His poop is pale because he is not eating normally. It will be as expected when he starts eating normally after the illness. The SGO...  Read Full »

Why is my 2-year-old child is not sleeping properly?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2-year-old son is having a high body temperature of about 99.5 F to 101 F. The temperature rise is felt mainly in the forehead for more than a month. We use AC more often. Could this be due to Ac? If not, what may be the causes of his high temperature? Secondly, he cannot have a...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The answer to your queries are as follows; 1) Temperature of 99 F, 100 F, and even 101 F are not considered high. Only if the temperature is more than 104 F it should be concerned. 2) It is important to know the method of recording the temperature. It will ...  Read Full »

My 2-year-old daughter has had a severe cold, cough, and fever for the past week. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 2 years old. For the past one week, she has had a severe cold, cough, and mild fever. Still, there is no improvement. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do the following investigations first:CBC (complete blood count), CRP (c-reactive protein), PSMP (peripheral smear for the malarial parasite), Dengue NS1 IgG IgM spot test (dengue antigen NS1 and immunoglobulin G and immunoglobulin M antibody), SGPT (serum glutami...  Read Full »

Can Meftal P 5 ml be given four hours once for a 3-year-old child to reduce a fever?

Query: Hi doctor, A 3-year-old child has a high fever for the last 24 hours. Giving Meftal P 5 ml every six hours, but the fever comes up in four hours. The child is crying. Should I give the dose in four to five hours? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For fever, I suggest you give medication as mentioned below: 1) Syrup Paracetamol (250 mg/5 ml) 4 ml as and when fever. You can repeat it every 4 hours if needed. 2) Syrup Meftal-P (50 mg/5 ml) (Mefenamic Acid) 5 ml if the fever does not subside after one hour o...  Read Full »

What are the causes of high fever and vomiting in babies?

Query: Hi doctor,I am asking a query for my son. He is ten months old. He is taking mixed feed with breastfeeding and formula milk. He takes Cerelac also. He is experiencing a high fever of 39.9 degree celsius and vomiting for the past two days. He has diaper rashes on sensitive private areas. His poop is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.As your child is having a high temperature, he needs physical examination immediately. Kindly consult a pediatrician for having a physical examination and do blood investigations like CBC (complete blood count) and CRP (C-reactive protein) to rule out the cause. Physical ex...  Read Full »

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