Fever evday for a wk.
My son has had a fever for a wk now. He is active. Neg vomitting, soft stool. Neg CBC and urinalysis. Highest temp is 40C. Fever is on and off through the day, usually fever is in the morning when he wakes up and at night. He is not eating as much as before but he is eating. He drinks a lot of water. I give him Paracetamol 250mg 5ml prn. I give him Ascorbic 5ml a day. I don't know what else to do. Does the fever eventually subsides? Is this viral? Is this a normal course of the illness? Does he need a lumbar tap for diagnosis? Please help.
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Dr. Poornachandra Tejaswi S
General Physician 3 yrs exp Bangalore
Give your child acetaminophen. If your child is age 6 months or older, ibuprofen is OK, too. Read the label carefully for proper dosage. Don't give aspirin to an infant or toddler. Call the doctor if the fever doesn't respond to the medication or lasts longer than one day...You can try a number of things to make yourself or your child more comfortable during a fever: Drink plenty of fluids. Fever can cause fluid loss and dehydration, so drink water, juices or broth. use an oral rehydration solution. These solutions contain water and salts proportioned to replenish fluids and electrolytes. Rest. You need rest to recover, and activity can raise your body temperature. Stay cool. Dress in light clothing, keep the room temperature cool and sleep with only a sheet or light blanket. Kindly consult pediatrician for further management.
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