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My 4 year old has chicken pox and I have him valpol an hour

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My 4 year old has chicken pox and I have him valpol an hour ago his temp is at, 39.6 he has a small blanket on and a cool compress on his head. He's shaking a little and talking loud in his sleep.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 4 months ago.

There is nothing to worry about

You can continue with cold compresses and repeat calpol after every four hours.

As chicken pox is a viral illness so there is a natural course during which the symptoms will continue and then in a week or so they will settle down

You can have a visit to the doctor to see if there is any secondary bacterial infection.

Some time to prevent secondary infection clinicians do prescribe antibiotic for a short period.

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