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Q. Please suggest treatment for fever with cold in a baby.

Answered by
Dr. Amit Kumar Modi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 29, 2018

Hi doctor,

My baby has a fever for five days with between 101 to 103. She is 10 month old. Doctor prescribe Paracetamol, Azithral, and Meftal P. But there is no impact now. She has a fever with a cold. Please suggest.

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Hello,

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Antipyretics like Paracetamol and Meftal P (Mefenamic acid) are to be given in adequate doses to act effectively. Generally, a viral fever can last for 4 to 5 days and it can present with high-grade fever. Please let me know the weight of the child so that I can advise you exact dose. Do cold sponging of the whole body to decrease the temperature.


Investigations to be done:

1.CBC.
2.CRP (C-reactive protein).
3.Malaria antigen test.

Regarding follow up:

For more information consult a paediatrician online.--->https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/paediatrician


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