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Baby boy aged 18 months, had nurofen 4hours ago & now has temperature

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Baby boy aged 18 months, had nurofen 4hours ago & now has temperature of 38.8 I have given paracetamol 5 ml he has cough & cold but am worried about the fever. Anything else I should be doing please advise
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi--how long has he been ill? How bad is the cough?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
He's been ill with cough/ cold for 5 days. His mucous is clear, no green nose or anything. His cough is loose chesty cough. He's drinking water well.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK Lynne. For now you can alternate the nurofen and the paracetamol every four hours as needed for his fever and have him drink plenty of fluids. His fever isn't so high as to concern me right now but since he's been sick for these five days unless he's much better by Monday you should have a doctor take a look to see if he needs antibiotics
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