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pharyngitis for my daughter

By August 2, 2013 - 3:21am
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my daughter had sudden fever at night (102 F) and we took her to pediatrician two days back. Doctor had diagonised her with pharyngitis and prescribed amoxicillin for 5 days and paracetamol to reduce the fever.
Day 1 - she was getting fever 101-102 F temperature and we used to give paracetemol dose each 3-4 hours to control the temperature.
Day 2 onwards she is having fever of 100-101 and giving paracetamol dose each 8-9 hours time. fever occurrence gap has increased.

Day 3 we went back to doctor and expressed the concern. Dr said baby is improving and continue with antibiotic and no need to worry about fever, just give paracetamol and it will settle down after 2-3 days.

I am in great worry, is this fever is normal? she is comparatively tired and moody. any suggession

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Hi stnnetindia

Paracetamol is an antipyretic that can reduce fever by affecting the part of the brain known as the hypothalamus that regulates the temperature of the body. Any fever that does not go away within seven days, especially while taking paracetamol. Should definitely be seen by a doctor.  If your doctor won’t do anything about it, then you should seek an advice from a different pediatrician. 



August 2, 2013 - 4:47am
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