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 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 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 glutam...  Read Full »

My son is having a high fever and ear pain suddenly today. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is three years old today. Suddenly, he had a fever of 100.4 F in the evening. He had a fever and ear pain for one month, and a pediatrician cured it after giving Moxikind-CV forte dry syrup (Amoxycillin 400 mg/5 ml and Clavulanic Acid 57 mg/5 ml), tablet Febrinil 250 mg and Otobiot...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hi,Welcome to I understand your concern. Better would be to consult a doctor before giving any medication to the child, even earlier prescribed medicine. At this temperature, I suggest you give Calpol syrup and do cold water sponging of the forehead, hand, and feet to lower body tempera...  Read Full »

My daughter had fever and seizures. Should I be concerned about leptomeningeal disease?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 1.5 years old. She has been suffering from fever and seizures since yesterday. She became conscious after giving first aid. We visited a hospital for consultation. The doctor advised me to take a CT scan and get an opinion from a neurologist.  Read Full »

Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to children tend to get seizures with fever. Your daughter is suffering from febrile seizures, meaning that a seizure has been precipitated by fever, and she has recovered on her own. It lasts for five minutes and does not recur. Give syrup Paracetamol for fever. If the ...  Read Full »

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 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 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. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello,Welcome to 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 Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to 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 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 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 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 »

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