Childhood Diseases

Posted by: SR | 2010-09-29



Hi, our son will be 6 months next week, and he has had a fever since Sunday. He has been to the hospital twice and the suspect a viral infection, and have told us that we just need to keep the fever under control. This was only diganosed last night and we were given Ponstill and Empared to alternate every 3 hours in order to break the fever. Now this may be a silly question, but how will we know once it has been broken, if we are giving him these meds consitantly? When do we stop giving it to him and see if the temp comes back? He also doesn''t want to eat anything and seems to throw up his bottles when he finishes them.

Expert's Reply



It is possible that your baby son is developing a viral illness which is often known as 'baby measles' or Roseola. You should only give your baby the Ponstil if and when he has a fever, so stop the regular use of the fever medicines.If he vomits the Ponstil then you can use the Empaped. Make sure that he is drinking his formula as usual.

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