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I have a one-year-old baby girl who's been sick ever since…

I have a one-year-old...

I have a one-year-old baby girl who's been sick ever since she started daycare on Feb. 1st. (hand-foot-mouth, runny

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

About 3 weeks ago, she contracted hand-foot-mouth, which eventually healed, but has been having a runny nose and cough for about 2 weeks. On Sunday, her birthday, she got a fever at 3am. We inserted a suppository and left it at that. Then last night (Monday night), she got another fever at 7pm. We took her to the pediatrician and he checked and double-checked and told us there was no infection (ear, throat, pneumonia, bronchitis) and to come back only if her fever persists for a couple more days. However, as a mother, I still worry so much, what if it's something worse than just a cold?

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in the child's medical history you think the doctor should know?

Nothing else.

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How high is the fever?

Does she have any other symptom?

Which suppository are you giving?

Did you give any oral medicine?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
The one on Sunday was 39 celsius rectal (I'm in Canada). The one last night was 38.2. Other than the cough and runny nose, no other symptoms. I can't remember which brand of suppository it is. No oral medicine since baby always throws up from it.

Thank you for the input.
I am very sorry for her symptoms.
It is likely to be a viral fever.
Children can get it frequently.
As doctor did not find any infection in ear, lungs, I feel you need not worry.
You may try ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
Ibuprofen can be repeated 3 -4 times, it can be given 6-8 hourly.
Acetaminophen can be given 4-6 hourly but not to exceed 5 doses.
You can also give lukewarm bath or sponging.
Please give plenty of fluid to keep good hydration.
Viral fever usually gets over in a week.
I hope this information will be helpful.
If you have any query, please feel free to ask.
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Wish her healthy life.
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