Fever

Fever is a symptom rather than a disease. A body temperature higher than 98.6 F is considered
fever, but it is not of severe consequence until it is above 100.4 F.

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Can Crocin be taken for fever?

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter is 3 years and 11 months old. She is suffering from a fever since last night. The temperature was between 101 and 102 F. She has been given three doses of Crocin suspension DS today and right now she has a 99.8 F fever after giving sponge. There are no other symptoms. Please...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your clinical history, your child is suffering from fever since one day. Generally, the fever is seasonal and does not require any workup. Do give some antipyretics like Paracetamol to bring down the temperature. Do a cold sponging of the forehead...  Read Full »

Can Meftal be used for recurrent fever in a 6 year old?

Query: Hello doctor, Kid of 6 years has a temperature of 101.5 since 40 hours. The fever is coming every four to five hours after giving Meftal. Day one he was on alternate Crocin and Meftal, but we think two medicines are harmful and planning to give only Meftal every six hours on the second day. 1. Ple...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Viral fever may last for 3 to 4 days. You need to give Paracetamol or a combination drug of Mefenamic acid to control the temperature for each episode of fever. Combination of Mefenamic acid and Paracetamol are more effective in controlling high-grade fever, and it a...  Read Full »

My 5 year old son is having a fever of 102° with TLC 16700. Please suggest the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is having a fever of 102°. He is 5 years and 4 months old. Since last two days, his temperature is not reducing. We have given Ibuprofen plus paracetamol syrup. Tablet Zedocef (100) DT 1 tablet twice a daily for five days after food. Syprup Ondem 5 ml thrice daily 1/2 hour befor...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are already giving multiple antibiotics and antipyretics. The TLC (total leucocyte count) count in the report is on the higher side, which suggests some bacterial infection. Continue with the advised treatment. Some times fever may take three to four days to resp...  Read Full »

My 7 year old has fever, loose motion and vomiting. Please advise medicines.

Query: Hello doctor, My 7 and a half year old son is suffering from fever (100+), loose motions and vomiting, headache, backache. He still uses a bottle for milk and once in six months we have to face this situation. Now, we firmly decided to discontinue feeding him by a bottle. Please advise medicines. H...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your child is suffering from acute gastroenteritis, it is a good decision that you have decided to stop bottle feeding. I suggest: Syrup Zinconia (Zinc acetate) 5 ml once daily for 14 days. Enterogermina (probiotic) suspension twice daily for three days. ORS...  Read Full »

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