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Is Meftal advisable for higher fever in a baby?


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Published At May 13, 2019
Reviewed AtJanuary 8, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My baby is having a fever. Morning around 8 it was 100 degrees Fahrenheit. I have given him Crocin. Around 12.30 his temperature was 101.3 degrees Fahrenheit. So I have given him Meftal P. Now (5.30) again the temperature is 100.3 degrees Fahrenheit. What should I give him now? Crocin or Meftal? What should be the time gap?


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I got your concern. Initially, it looks like a viral fever. Let us wait and watch for the pattern of fever. Yes, for fever, if less than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, do just tap water sponging all over the body. If 100 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit , give Paracetamol as and when the fever comes with a gap of six hours between two doses. If fever is more than 102 degrees Fahrenheit then give Meftal with a gap of eight hours between two doses of Meftal. Avoid Meftal as much as possible. Give more food and more liquid. If he is dull, not taking orally, then go to the doctor.

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

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