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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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Can I give Paracetamol with Dolowin Plus to a child for fever?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has a fever for the last two days. She has tonsils. The doctor has given half Dolowin Plus twice a day and Ziprax 100 DT twice a day. Yesterday she had 103 fever. Fever does not come down by Dolowin Plus. So I gave Meftal P 100 mg. But in the night and the day she did not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concerns. Dolowin plus has already got Paracetamol in it so there is no need to give Paracetamol with Dolowin plus. You can give Dolowin plus every four hourly if fever persists. If there is a fever in spite of giving it, then cold sponging of the ...  Read Full »

My 4-year-old child has fever and vomiting, Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 4 years 6 months old and had vomiting and fever from yesterday morning. Vomit and leg and hand are paining. If she has some food, she vomits. What is the reason? Please advice. No loose stools, not eating for past two days.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Babu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to the complaints you gave, it may be viral fever with gastritis or urinary tract infection.  Read Full »

Can Wikoryl and Crocin be given to a 3-month-old child with a fever?

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 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 »

Please advice on when and at what dosage Meftal-P must be given for fever.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter (3 years 11 months old) has a fever for the last five days. My doctor prescribed Calpol syrup for normal fever. If the fever is more, then he told to give Meftal-P for my daughter. When can I give this Meftal-P? Before food or after food? How much mL I have to give and let ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your query and here is my advise. If fever crosses above 101 degree Fahrenheit or 102 degree Fahrenheit, then use Meftal P. In syrup 100 mg is present per dose. So 5 ml can be given at one time. It can be given two to three times a day. If the fever d...  Read Full »

My son has cough, cold, and fever. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My two-year-old son is experiencing a cough, cold, and fever. His cough is causing discomfort. Additionally, my mother-in-law has been dealing with a cough for the past five to six days. I am seeking recommendations for medicines for both of them. My recent medical history involves ex...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I am sorry to hear about your baby boy and mother-in-law feeling unwell. Here are some general suggestions that might help alleviate their symptoms: Keep your baby well-hydrated by offering fluids like water, breast milk, or formula...  Read Full »

What to do for jaundice in a newborn? Is it dangerous?

Query: Hello doctor, My cousin gave birth to a baby boy yesterday at 38 weeks and baby is 6.17 lbs in weight. Yesterday evening the doctor told us that the baby has jaundice at 3.3 and now it is 5.3 What should we do for this? Is it dangerous? Hospital people said yesterday it was mild and does not need tr...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kumar Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Jaundice developing in a baby after 24 hours of life is physiological jaundice and does not require any treatment unless it crosses a limit assigned. Various factors are taken into account like: S bilirubin. Baby blood group. Mother's blood group. Gestational ag...  Read Full »

Can Mefenamic acid be given to a 10-month-old baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My 10 months old son got a fever since last night. It has been 24 hours and his fever is between 100 and 102 degrees Fahrenheit. He has no other symptom till now. We are giving him Paracetamol drops. What can we do for him? The doctor suggested Meftal-P. Is it fine to give for 10 months o...  Read Full »

Dr. Abeer

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Paracetamol drops are fine. Meftal-P (Mefenamic acid) is a group of drug NSAID which is not first class drug given to babies under 1-year-old. First priority is Paracetamol or Acetaminophen. The reason is NSAID causes closure of the vessel in hearing in the fetal phase. ...  Read Full »

A 6-year-old tested positive for dengue. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, ELISA test positive for dengue but no fever and 6 years old. Fever occurred five days back but spikes have reduced now. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Dengue is positive in this patient as ELISA for dengue is positive. In dengue, fever subsides by 5 to 6 days. In this period, you have to keep a watch on whether any swelling appears in the body, a petechial rash appears on the body, and also to watch for platelet count...  Read Full »

What medication should I give for my 3-year-old with stomach ache, fever, cold and tooth pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 3 years old and weighs about 12 kg. She is experiencing stomach ache, fever, cold, toothache, and sometimes cough (not all the time). Her stool is watery, but she only did her bowel movement once since this morning. What will we do? What medicine should I give? Please r...  Read Full »

Dr. Oliver Roces Chiapco

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The stomach ache could be from the fact that she has a watery stool. This could be a sign of developing gastroenteritis. No specific medication here. Just make sure she takes small sips of water or Gatorade to keep her hydrated. Try to feel her abdomen in different a...  Read Full »

How to treat fever and papules in my 3-month-old baby?

Query: Hi doctor,We have three months baby in our family suffering from health issues for about 15 days. We spent 15 days in the village and then came back to the city after that all happened.1) For one week the baby had a fever and all over body papules.2) For another six days with no fever then we consul...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi,Welcome to have gone through your case.Well in my opinion this is a little bit complicated case for online opinion. There is a number of possibilities the child is suffering from.The first one is viral exanthem. As you told that high grade fever followed by papular eruption on the w...  Read Full »

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