i get often worried to use thissyrup as some ofmy relatives say it is not good .but i have given this syrup to my daughter at very high fever aropund 102 f , it works very well, kindly advise if you have used or if you have any ideas from your doctor.
Meftal -p usually prescribed for kids with very high fever.If it was prescribed by your doctor, then its fine.Self medications are not safe for kids.Moreover I would say you should clarify your doubts with health care professionals.
we normally give Crocin DS for fever
If the fever is high you can try putting a strip of fine cloth dipped in cold water or normal water on the forehead and body to reduce the fever to avoid approaching its heat into the brain.
Mephtal is very strong for kids so its better to avoid
Finally Doctors are better judge
Crocin should work fine for regular - not very high fever.
We were given Meftal - P for my daughter when she was 14-15 months old during very high temperature.
I guess Crocin should suffice most of the times unless a doctor specifically recommends Meftal keepin in mind the other symptoms.
Hi Padmajasingh / Aanyaa,
Thanks a lot for ur message.
Better to keep a thermometer at home. We generally give crocin DS if fever is around 100 FH. If the fever is crossing 102-103 FH, i think it is better to give Meftal P as an emergency. Also sponging with wet cloth will reduce the body temperature back to normal.
just wanted to add
do not use cold water for the rub, use little warm water, was told to us by a good doc in bangalore
hi ibu / rahulkar,
thankx a lot guys, its really great to have a website like this and good people like you all to share their valuable guidance thanks again folks keep up the good work going.
Try using cool touch gel pad along with medication. Helps in conrolling forehead temperature.
Meftal-P for 6 years kid prescribed by my doctor was 3.5 ML 8 hourly. Do not give this before 8 hours, it can cause side effects like lips swelling...etc
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