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What are the possible causes of chills, cough, hives, and fever in a 7-year-old child?

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Published At February 16, 2024
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

My son is 7-years-old. He has been having chills and fever since last night. He also has a cough with phlegm. This morning, I noticed he has skin hives. I gave him Paracetamol and Salbutamol. Please help.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

Please check the temperature of the child with a thermometer. If the temperature is 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more, you can give syrup Crocin DS (Paracetamol) every four to six hours. If the temperature is 102 degrees Fahrenheit or more, provide syrup Ibugesic plus for every six to eight hours. Suppose the temperature stays above 100 degrees Fahrenheit for over three days or crosses 103 degrees Fahrenheit. In that case, it is advisable to get evaluated physically by a pediatrician with possible blood investigations based on physical examination. For coughing, I advise you to take syrup Levolin plus (Levosalbutamol) twice daily for four to seven days and syrup Montair-LC (Levocetirizine) twice daily for 10 days. If there is no improvement, take the child to the nearest hospital. I suggest you consult a specialist, talk with them, and take the medications with their consent.

I hope this information will help you.


Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim


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