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My Son Is Having Fewer Every 6 Hours Since Yesterday

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Posted on Thu, 2 Feb 2023
Question: My Son is having fewer every 6 hours since yesterday with headaches. The temp is around 103-104
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Probably viral fever

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX
Thanks for posting to us
I understand your concern

If there are no other associated symptoms and he is active and playful in between fevers, we need not worry. This might be a viral illness only. In that case, there is no need of antibiotics(Gudcef CV). Also, never give antibiotics without a consultation/prescription. This can do more harm

Just give him Paracetamol every 6 hours for next 48 hours. This will relieve both fever and headache. You can give Ibuprofen if temperature/headache does not settle after 1 hour of Paracetamol. Let him take rest, drink enough fluids and have a soft diet. He will be alright in 2-3 days.

If no improvement in 48 hours, he becomes very tired, or develops other symptoms, we will need further evaluation

I hope this answer will help.
Let me know if ant further queries
Dr Aslam.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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My Son Is Having Fewer Every 6 Hours Since Yesterday

Brief Answer: Probably viral fever Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX Thanks for posting to us I understand your concern If there are no other associated symptoms and he is active and playful in between fevers, we need not worry. This might be a viral illness only. In that case, there is no need of antibiotics(Gudcef CV). Also, never give antibiotics without a consultation/prescription. This can do more harm Just give him Paracetamol every 6 hours for next 48 hours. This will relieve both fever and headache. You can give Ibuprofen if temperature/headache does not settle after 1 hour of Paracetamol. Let him take rest, drink enough fluids and have a soft diet. He will be alright in 2-3 days. If no improvement in 48 hours, he becomes very tired, or develops other symptoms, we will need further evaluation I hope this answer will help. Let me know if ant further queries Dr Aslam.