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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My 3-year-old child gets a frequent fever with a headache. Why, and what do the blood reports suggest?

Query: Hello doctor, My child is 3 years old and is getting a fever frequently. The fever starts with a headache. A recent examination of CBC (complete blood count) shows the following results: Neutrophils 66 per microliter. Lymphosites 24 per microliter. monocytes 10 per microliter. ESR 60 mm/hr. C react...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Frequent fevers can be a cause for concern and may indicate an underlying medical condition. Here are a few things you can do to help your child feel more comfortable when they have a fever. Make sure your child gets plenty of rest and stays hydrated. Offer them plenty...  Read Full »

My baby has a fever, runny nose, weight loss, coated tongue, and loss of appetite. Could you please look into the blood report and explain?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby has a fever, runny nose, weight loss, coated tongue, and loss of appetite. Her WBC is 19000 per microliter, platelets are 3.25 lakh per microliter, RBC is 4.23/L, and hemoglobin is 7 gm/dL. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before I suggest anything, there is one thing you mentioned, the age of your baby is 4 years and the weight is 7.26 kg. Please re-confirm these numbers. If these are correct then it is something to worry about and needs complete evaluation as early as possible. For run...  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. Physica...  Read Full »

Can diarrhea be caused due to teething?

Query: Hi doctor,My 10-months-old daughter got a fever. I have been rotating between Tylenol and Motrin every 3 hours or as I feel necessary based on her temperature. Yesterday I did not give her anything for a couple of hours, and the fever spiked to 103.6. I gave her Motrin, and it went back down to 100....  Read Full »


Dr. Bichitrovanu Sarkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Many thanks for your query. Very often we put down these symptoms to teething, but this usually is a viral illness - a viral upper respiratory tract infection URTI. Teething by itself does not cause these symptoms, it is just that it is the same age that they start teet...  Read Full »

What should I do if my 1-year-old kid has had a cold previously but still has a temperature today without having a cold?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask what I should do because my 1-year-old baby son has had a cold for the last six days and yesterday he had a fever. His temperature has not decreased since yesterday, and the lowest reading is 37 degrees Celsius. He no longer has a cold, but he still has a temperature. Sym...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. If the temperature is 37 degrees Celsius or more, you can give syrup Crocin DS 240 mg/mL (Paracetamol) if occasions required (SOS) four to six hourly. If the temperature is 38 degrees Celsius or more, you can give s...  Read Full »

My son has had a fever since yesterday, and the doctor has prescribed Wikoryl along with Crocin, but both contain Paracetamol. What should I do now?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is three months old and has had a fever since yesterday. I have given Crocin 0.6 ml every six hours. Fever gets controlled by Crocin. Today we showed him to the pediatrician. The doctor suggested Wikoryl 0.4 ml three times in eight hours gap and Crocin with six hours gap, but now I...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I suggest you do not give Wikoryl (Chlorpheniramine and Paracetamol) and Crocin together. Please check the temperature with a thermometer. There is no need to provide Paracetamol with antibiotics if the temperature is below 100 degrees Fahren...  Read Full »

My 1-year-old daughter suffers from fever and vomiting since the last eight days. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, My 1-year-old daughter suffers from fever and vomiting that started eight days ago and recur after three days. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the temperature is 37.5 C or more, I suggest you can give syrup Crocin DS (240 mg/ml) (Paracetamol) (dose as per the weight of the child) SOS four to six hourly. If the temperature is 38.8 C or more, you can give a syrup Ibugesic plus (Ibuprofen and Paracetamo...  Read Full »

My son's fever is not coming down despite taking Meftal-P. Can I use Cruxol -170 along with Meftal-P?

Query: Hi doctor, My son will be turning three years in the upcoming three months. He is having viral fever currently. The doctor prescribed Meftal-P and Cruxol-170. Even after giving Meftal-P, the fever is not coming down and or coming down very slowly. After 2 hours of giving Meftal-P, the fever came do...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. You will not be able to use any fever medications for the next six hours of using Meftal-P (Mefenamic acid). You can do tepid sponging to reduce the fever. If the temperature is 100 degree Fahrenheit or more, you can give syrup Crocin DS (240 milligrams) (dose as per...  Read Full »

My daughter has a fever, cold, and cough which is not improving even after giving Paracetamol pediatric suspension. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter suffering from a fever, cold, and cough for the last two days. I am giving her Paracetamol pediatric oral suspension 120 mg/5 ml, 8 ml every 7 to 8 hours, but the fever is not coming down completely since yesterday. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. 1. If the temperature is 100 F or more, you can give the syrup Paracetamol (120 mg/5 ml) 8 ml SOS 4 to 6 hourly. 2. If the temperature is 102 F or more, you can give the syrup Ibugesic plus 5 ml SOS 6 to 8 hourly. ...  Read Full »

My son has been suffering from fever and even medications are not working. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor, My son has fever that started over a week ago and does not seem to go away. He is on medication at the moment taking the tablet Pulmicort. He coughs a lot mostly wet coughs and sneezes too. Today he underwent chest X-ray and the radiologist told us he has inflammation in his lung but no ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The blood test is absolutely normal for the age of the kid. History of the disease suggests a viral verses bacterial infection and the treatment line is fine. Add an antihistamine to the medication and nebulize with a bronchodilator. Use a ch...  Read Full »

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