Q. My baby has fever even after giving Paracetamol. Please advise.

Answered by
Dr. Preeti Puranik
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Jul 13, 2017

Hello doctor,

My four month old baby weighs 7 kg. He has a 100-degree fever since today noon. I had given 4 ml of 125 g Paracetamol syrup. But the temperature is still at 100. 

Dr. Preeti Puranik

Paediatrics
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • You can continue giving the 4 ml Paracetamol syrup, every four to six hours if there is a fever. It will take an hour or two for the temperature to normalize. If fever is nearing 102 F, give Ibuprofen 70 mg.
  • It is most likely to be a viral fever. So, if the baby is active, you can wait for two days. If you notice any new symptoms, or if the fever persists beyond 48 hours, then consult his pediatrician.
  • Also, if the temperature is more than 101 F on more than two different spikes, the baby will need a detailed physical check up.

In the follow-up query, please tell me more about his feeding, activities, vomiting and if his urine and stools are normal.

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

Thank you doctor,

The baby is quite active. He is giggling and crying as he does normally. He is urinating normally and the stools appear normal as well. He has some chest congestion and blocked nose, for which I gave him Sinarest nasal drops.

Dr. Preeti Puranik

Paediatrics
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • It seems like a viral fever, which usually takes three to five days to resolve.
  • Continue the Paracetamol and Sinarest nasal drops (combination of Acetaminophen, Chlorpheniramine, and Pseudoephedrine) and observe for 48 hours. If the fever persists or worsens, consult his pediatrician.

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

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