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Diet During Fever in Children

Friday, August 22, 2008
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  • Fever by itself is not an illness; it's the body's own way of fighting infections or sickness.
  • Fevers are usually caused due to various infections such as bacterial, viral, fungal or immune mediated.
  • Do not panic if your child has fever, but just remember to keep a strict watch on his behavior and activities to monitor the severity of his illness.
  • Any drastic changes in the child's behavior can be brought immediately to a doctor's attention.

Diet during fevers -
Common symptoms during fever are:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lack of interest
  • Weakness
  • Cold sweats.

In some cases there can even be vomiting, diarrhea, cough & cold depending on the infection.

It's most important to manage all these conditions with good nutrition to alleviate the symptoms and make the child feel comfortable.
  • The diet usually prescribed is a high calorie, high protein, low fat, & a high fluid diet.
  • The first two or 3 days can be more of a fluid diet consisting of soups, glucose water, juices, milk (only if there's no diarrhea). Give small frequent meals at regular intervals, every 2 hrs which can be gradually increased to every 4 hrs.
  • Include foods which are soft, bland, easily digested and absorbed like gruels, cereal and milk, soft fruits like banana, papaya, orange, musambi, melons etc. soft or mashed khichidi or mashed curd rice or softly boiled veggies can also be included,
  • Protein intake of the diet should be increased, so it important to provide high nutritive value protein like milk, eggs & dhal
  • Fatty foods, spicy and highly fibrous foods are difficult to digest and should be avoided.
  • Its also very important to remember that during fever, there is an increase need of certain nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Calcium, iron & sodium.

Foods that should be included:
  • Fruit juices   
  • Glucose water
  • Milk   
  • Coconut water
  • Barley water   
  • Custards
  • Thin dhals   
  • Eggs
  • Gruel's   
  • Vegetable juices
  • Soups   
  • Cereal preparations
  • Tender meat
  • Baked fish   
  • Buttermilk with a pinch of salt
  • Boiled leafy veggies   
  • Boiled veggies (carrots, beans, pumpkin, sweet potato etc)
  • Dried fruits or dried nuts blended with milk   
  • Orange and yellow fruits (citrus fruits)


Foods that should be avoided:
  • Butter   
  • Ghee
  • Vegetable oil   
  • Irritating fibrous foods
  • Fried foods    
  • Rich pastries
  • Rich puddings   
  • Highly spiced preparations
  • Strongly flavored beverages   
  • Cream soups

Some things to keep in mind:
  • Don't force your child to eat if he /she doesn't like it, just stop and feed them after a short interval.
  • Make sure they get plenty of rest.
  • Give your child a sponge bath with room temperature - cool water to bring the fever down and make them feel comfortable.
  • Dress them with light weight clothes and just cover them with a light sheet.
  • Keep the child's room airy, well ventilated and maintain the right temperature, not too cold or too hot. 
  • If the fever consistently spikes above 102-103 for 2-3 days you must call the pediatrician immediately.

If your child is a healthy eater and consumes a balanced diet that meets his or her daily requirements, they will be better able to fight off viruses, and bacterial infections.

By Kanchan Saggi, Dietitian, NutritionVista.com





 

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User Comments

16 June, 2014 | priyasankar | Reply

priyasankar hello Dr,
My daughter is 5 years old .She had a habit of sucking her thump finger .I take lot of step to stop this ,every attempt was failed.This habit causes her fever during all the time ,once in every month pls suggest to stop her this habit

25 July, 2013 | jaya shrivastava | Reply

jaya shrivastava Dear Dr,
My daughter (2. 3 years) had a viral fever 4 days ago. now she is fine but her body looks me warm (98.3) in the morning. is it fever. I discontinued the Antibiotics , should i continue these anti biotics. Is there any worry???

04 July, 2013 | G.Anand | Reply

G.Anand Gud mrng Doctor.
My 2.3year son is suffering from fever since 3days.he had fever104f in armpit yesterday.General phy prescribed him Acelofenac+pcm;And syp sporidex i.e.cephalexin.After taking antipyretic he keeps fit for about 5 hrs.After that fever again goes up.what type of fever he has?Is it bacterial or Viral?Should i go for blood test Like CBC,Widal,M.P.Etc.kindlly suggest me as soon as possible.

02 July, 2013 | Gurneet Singh | Reply

Gurneet Singh It was real a great benifet information .I thank you Sir.

28 June, 2013 | vijay kumar bharti | Reply

vijay kumar bharti My 1.3 yrs old son is suffering from cough followed by mild & high fever for last three days and doctor diagnosed viral infection.We are giving him regular medicine but he is still having fever at regular interval and now he is also suffering with diarrhea.Pleas suggest me how his illness can be recovered.

25 June, 2013 | teja | Reply

teja dear doctor,

i am male of 22year old ... i am very thin of which i shd not be .... but i want to become fat immediately .....please fix my daily diet and help me to become fat in very short term (as ur wish )


please help me ..... mail to tejaytej@gmail.com

25 June, 2013 | VED PRAKASH | Reply

VED PRAKASH Excuse me mam I am 21 year old reading far away from my home and I am suffering from cough and fever please suggest me how will I over com soon....please

17 June, 2013 | Lalitha | Reply

Lalitha Hi Dr, my daughter is 5 yrs old and she is just 17kgs. She is still in that 16-17kg range for 2 years. But touch wood physically and mentally she is fine, active all the time not any serious problems. Is it normal? Iam worried pls help me.

08 June, 2013 | Bhajan Ram | Reply

Bhajan Ram dear,
i am a patient of fever and i want to know whats diet during this time . what fruit is best for eating ?

30 May, 2013 | afra | Reply

afra My cousin is 1 year 10 months old. She had 103 degree fever for about 2 weeks. Her temperature is always in the range between 101 to 103.She is very weak. Even if her temperature drops, she shows very rough behavior as it is not a common thing for her. Often she is agitated in her sleep.My cousin didn't had any problems in her diet as she used to eat everything but recently she is suffering from a loss of appetite. She often stays up late at night and shows irritated behavior if any of her orders are not followed by us. This is a very uncommon sight for us as she was a very calm child. Also she suffers runny nose during high fever. Thank you.

18 May, 2013 | subhash | Reply

subhash my son 19months old.from last four months he is getting fever,cold and because of flum he coughs too much pls sugest us how to care my son

15 May, 2013 | sruthi | Reply

sruthi Hi Mam,
My son has been suffering from tonsillitis for few years he is 7 years old and his weight is 45 pounds.He eats only if I feed him and is very thin,he gets strep throat once in a while and he has to take antibiotic ,I don't know what I should feed him during his infection with fever please suggest...

01 May, 2013 | Bharti | Reply

Bharti Thank you very much Mam , very useful suggestions u have given .

01 May, 2013 | L.C. ARORA | Reply

L.C. ARORA Madam, My grand-daughter, 2-1/2 years is very skinny inspite of the fact that we all take care of her. She does'nt eat property and takes milk only. Whatever is given to her first she taste and then vomit out. We are all fed up. However, she is very active. How to make her healthy. Please suggest.

Regards.
ARORA

28 April, 2013 | diya nihar | Reply

diya nihar respected doctor.. a week ago my 10 month old boy suffered from mild fever, cough & cold..and from yesterday he has fever...can i give him mosambi...? and also im very concerned about his weight..he was 3.8kgs @birth ..& @6weeks he was 5..den @ 6months he was 7.5 nd now he is 9..he hardly eats anything..he dosnt breastfeed properly too..ive dewormed him a week ago..but he dtill intends to lose appetite nd weight.. pleae help me..

17 April, 2013 | pramod | Reply

pramod sir, plz tell me, syrups can be kept for how many days, after opening bottle...

like crocin, emeset syrup etc..

15 April, 2013 | DIVYA | Reply

DIVYA HI THIS IS THE BEST SUGGESTIONS FOR CHILDREN THANKU

05 April, 2013 | bushra | Reply

bushra Madam,
my daughter who is going to be 2 this 18 of april is suffering from fever and she is not at all having stamina to walk properly. every now and then she falls down. i just request you to suggest me what to give her to improve her stamina and make her strong. added to this she is a very very poor eater. now after this fever she even stopped talking one or two spoons of rice or whatever she use to take earlier. very hardly she takes little milk. pls suggest me somthing

17 April, 2013 | Poonam | Reply

Poonam Hello Bushra,
I can understand your concern for your daughter. It is common for children to lose their appetites during and just after an illness. You will need to be patient and she will eventually gain back her appetite. In the meanwhile you will need to keep giving her small but frequent meals.
You should give her concentrated meals so that even a very small quantity provides her with nutrition and energy. Some of the foods you can give her are
Sooji/wheat halwa /ladoo made with little ghee (she might enjoy it because it is sweet)
Fruits like banana, mango, chikoo
Khichri made with rice, dal and vegetables
Porridge made with sooji/ragi flour
Upma / pohe with vegetables
Idli with light sambhar
Kheer made with rice and milk
Plain milk

You can give her finger foods like small pieces of carrot/cucumber/boiled potato/puffed rice/small pieces of chapatti to eat by herself. She might enjoy it and eat a little more than otherwise.

Please do not force her too much to eat because that may put her off even more from food.
If you need any other help please do let me know.

Thank You for trusting Nutritionvista with your diet and health related needs.

20 March, 2013 | amar | Reply

amar Dear Doctor,My son adopted a baby who is about 1yr and 6month old.My daughter in law loves her much but the child take about 1hr for taking in her milk diet.She is always take special care of her.She is forcing her to take food at a time which according to me is not good.Only diet must be taken when it is needed.Now she is having temperature and paediatritian provided her the necessary treatment.I need your advice about her regular diet in indian conditions and normal food and fruits to be given to her.

17 April, 2013 | Poonam | Reply

Poonam Hello Mr Amar
It is very common for new moms to get obsessed with feeding their babies.
While it is important that the baby gets adequate nutrition, too much fussing over food may become a habit and become difficult to break away from for a long time.
It is always best to have a relaxed comfortable environment while feeding the baby and sometimes let the baby get hungry and demand food.
Your baby is at the stage when different kinds of foods can be introduced, so increasing the variety of foods may also improve acceptance of foods. Please introduce new foods one at a time only.
Let the baby eat finger foods on her own. That will create an interest in eating and also make her feel good about her independence.
A daily balanced diet for a one and a half year old child includes:
3 cups of milk – you can make ragi/wheat/sooji porridge from milk and use it for breakfast and evening snack. You can add some sugar/jaggery/honey for taste.
Dal – about ½ cup for lunch and dinner
Chapatti -1 or rice – ½ cup for lunch and dinner
Vegetables- green leafy – ¼ cup – once a day
Soft cooked other vegetables – ¼ cup once a day
Fruit – 1 banana + 1 other fruit per day
You need to e very creative with your cooking eg you can give idli and sambhar sometimes, khichri at other times or even a soft and mildly flavoured biryani and curd on other days.
You can make a banana milk shake or even a custard from the milk.
I hope this has been helpful.
Thank You for trusting Nutritionvista with your diet and health related needs

17 March, 2013 | ranjan raj | Reply

ranjan raj i am satisfied with your answer

10 March, 2013 | Bushra Sayed | Reply

Bushra Sayed my son is 3yrs old n suffering from fever n also vomiting whatever given to eat. plz suggest somethng

17 April, 2013 | Poonam | Reply

Poonam As I wrote to you, your child probably has food poisoning or a stomach infection due to which he has fever. In case his fever is high you may need to give him a paracetamol syrup. Please do consult his paediatrician because if he has an infection it may need to be treated with antibiotics, which only a doctor should recommend.
You need to replenish the fluids lost from his body due to vomiting. The best is an oral rehydration solution which you can prepare as follows:

1 glass plain water
1 pinch of salt
1 teaspoon sugar
Give him 2-3 glasses in a day.

You can also give other fluids like, pomegranate juice, coconut water, fresh lime, clear soups. Avoid milk.
Rice & dal or khichri, banana, apple, pomegranate, curd/buttermilk are all good during an upset digestion/infection.
Please do let me know if you need any other assistance.

04 March, 2013 | Gayathri | Reply

Gayathri Hi Doctor,my son is 4.5yrs old and is 22.5 kgs.He had been having fever for last two days along with stomach pain.His paedetrician asked us to give imol and cyclopanHis fever comes in every 4-6hrs and somtimes sored above 102.urine test results are normal.mild cold isthere.Am worried as his stomach ache is not coming down after 2doses also.Please advice.Also is it ok to give thin buttermilk rice for him.

17 April, 2013 | Poonam | Reply

Poonam Hello Gayathri
As I wrote to you, our area of expertise is diet and nutrition, and I would like you to check with your child’s paediatrician about the medication.
It is better to avoid milk for a few days. Curd and buttermilk should be given instead. The leg pain maybe due to weakness. Does he have diarrhoea? Then it is better to give him only rice, curd, buttermilk, khichri, banana and apple.

Thank You for trusting Nutritionvista with your diet and health related needs.

03 March, 2013 | salimah | Reply

salimah Hi
My 18 months child is suffering from fever. this is controllable. but the thing which is bothering me the most is his food. he is not ready to eat or drink anything except water. he cries vomit get angry everytime i try to feed him. its going to be 3 days now he hasnt ate or drank any thing apart from water. he look week and has lost weight.. please respond me as soon as possible as i am extremely worried and do not know what to do. Apart from eating or drinking he is normal. he plays sleep well. I am stress and confuse

25 February, 2013 | sheetal | Reply

sheetal hello Doctor,
My daughter is 2.3yrs old. normally she has a proper lifestyle with very less heal issues. But today she has high fever around 101.4 . I gave her crocin cyrup twice as morning and noon after giving her thin cerelac. Her water intake is also ok. Right now its 4pm and she is not having fever, but sleeps a lot. While wakes up she played a lot and was normal even after fever. One more thing added is she had a stomach upset i guess becoz yeaterday she went for potty 5times(normal 2) and today also till now 2times which is nt usual in her case. I didnt cunsult her doctor becoz i thought its too early. But i am very worried. Can i give her egg, milk, khichdi in this period if she is having fever...??? And what else should i do...???

17 April, 2013 | Poonam | Reply

Poonam Hello Sheetal
As I wrote to you, your daughter probably had an upset stomach due to which she got fever. Her fever subsided because of the crocin syrup you gave her. In case her diarrhoea and fever continue, please do consult her paediatrician because she maybe having a stomach infection which will need treatment. Whenever your daughter has a stomach upset please give her rice & dal or khichri, banana, apple, pomegranate, curd/buttermilk. Give her plenty of water and oral rehydration solution – if she is loosing a lot of water in the diarrhoea.
You can make it at home as follows. Mix together:
1 glass plain water
1 pinch of salt
1 teaspoon sugar
Give her 2-3 glasses in a day.

Please avoid milk and eggs.

25 February, 2013 | maruthi | Reply

maruthi Dear Madam

my 2 years old kid (2yes 3 months son) is getting viral fever every 20 days he will suffer with 100 to 102 temp for 3-4 days. but he is active during fever. after taking fever syrups with antibitic it will be cured. what is the reason for this and what is the remedy for this. his weight is 12kg.

regards
maruthi
Hyderabad

17 April, 2013 | Poonam | Reply

Poonam Hello Ms Maruthi
It is common for young children to get recurrent bouts of fever, the frequency of which gradually reduces as children grow. However, your child’s paediatrician will be the best judge for diagnosing the cause of the same. The doctor may want to conduct a thorough physical examination and conduct other diagnostic tests to pin point the cause.
You could help build your child’s immunity and prevent recurrent infections by providing good quality nutrition to him.
Give him plenty of fluids, like, plain water, hot vegetable and dal soups, fruit juices, milk, coconut water, fresh lime and thin dals. For solids, you can give light foods like, rice, khichri, idli, pohe, vegetable upma, boiled vegetables, fruits, ragi /rice/wheat porridge etc. The foods should be not be spicy or oily.
If you need other help please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Thank You for trusting Nutritionvista with your diet and health related needs.

19 February, 2013 | shireesha | Reply

shireesha is it good to give banana for childern having fever

10 February, 2013 | mrutyunjaya dash | Reply

mrutyunjaya dash Dear madam my son of 1.8 yrs is suffering fgom fever for last 6 days he is taking funceta,topcef and soventus jr .In starting days the fever comes in a gap of 05 hrs with sivearing in cold .But now it comes in 8-10 hrs gap .and he is not taking anything except a little qty of milk.Can I cont. with this medicine becauce his blood urine report is normal

17 April, 2013 | Poonam | Reply

Poonam Dear Mr Dash
From the medication, i.e antibiotics prescribed to your son, it appears that he was suffering from an infection.
Since he had an infection, initially his fever would peak every 5 hours, but with antibiotics his infection decreased gradually because of which the gap increased to 8- 10 hours. As the infection comes under total control his fever too will disappear. If the antibiotic dose prescribed to him is over, please do not continue giving it to him without checking with his paediatrician.
Children do become fussy and picky eaters when they fall ill. Do not force him too much. If he is happy with milk please let him have it and gradually include other light foods in small quantities. You could concentrate on giving him plenty of fluids like soups, juices, coconut water, fresh lime etc. Other light foods like rice, dal, pohe, upma, soft cooked vegetables, porridge, fruits are also good for him.
Please let me know if we can be of any other help.

04 January, 2013 | Nani | Reply

Nani what kind of product that i add to milk during fever for child

17 April, 2013 | Poonam | Reply

Poonam It is common for children to lose their appetite during fever and soon after, but you must ensure that your child gets some good nutrition. This will not only help him recover, but will also help build his immunity to prevent repeated infections and bouts of fever. You should include plenty of fluids, like, hot soups (preferably clear), fruit juices, milk, glucose water, barley water, thin dals in the diet. For solids you can give light foods like, toasted breads, rice, boiled vegetables, fruits, light porridge. The food should be not be spicy or oily. Cakes, pastries and other heavy desserts need to be avoided as well.

11 January, 2013 | Poonam Vaswani | Reply

Poonam Vaswani It is common for children to lose their appetite during fever and soon after, but you must ensure that your child gets some good nutrition. This will not only help him recover, but will also help build his immunity to prevent repeated infections and bouts of fever. You should include plenty of fluids, like, hot soups (preferably clear), fruit juices, milk, glucose water, barley water, thin dals in the diet. For solids you can give light foods like, toasted breads, rice, boiled vegetables, fruits, light porridge. The food should be not be spicy or oily. Cakes, pastries and other heavy desserts need to be avoided as well.

18 December, 2012 | Swetha | Reply

Swetha hi,

my kid had viral fever of 6 days in last week..now he is ok...but he is not ready to take solids...he is only taking milk...this happening since 6 days ...what should i do now..is it ok one or do i need to consult doctor...

11 January, 2013 | Poonam Vaswani | Reply

Poonam Vaswani Hello Swetha
Like I wrote to you, it is common for children to lose their appetite during fever, but we must ensure that the child gets some good nutrition. I have listed out some of these foods in my reply to Nani.
Please give your child small but frequent feeds to ensure that he gets all the needed nutrition.
He should get back his usual appetite in a couple of days. If that does not happen you can contact his paediatritian.
Please let me know if you have any further queries.
Wishing your child a speedy recovery and good health,

29 November, 2012 | jayashri | Reply

jayashri Hello doctor,
My daughter is 4 years old. she is having light fever in last 10 days.earlyer she was having stomach pain doctor gave the medicine for this,now stomach pain is ok but fever is continue.fever is not high 99.2,3 like this range doctor gave only calpol, after giving medicine she become normal 15 to 20 minutes.

24 November, 2012 | khan | Reply

khan My 3year old son have been having fever for the last 45/60 days. He has been confined in the hospital, and all the test analysis have been done, but all test were negative.So he was discharge from the hospital. After 3/4 days he was rushed back to the same hospital. Again all the test like blood, stool and urine were performed, but nothing Positive.The Doctor said the only best way to see the result was to perform bone marrow test(which i am scared of), and today he is still confined in the hospital with very low Hemoglobin like 60 or 6...Please advice of anything that we should take care of immediately. Thank You.

21 November, 2012 | sapna | Reply

sapna nice suggestion about what food to give and what to avoid during sickness.
thank you.

16 November, 2012 | Krishnahari | Reply

Krishnahari Hi My daughter is 6 Months old, she cries very frequently, if we hold her in our hands she keeps quite for 30secs-1 mins and again starts crying, event cries when we feed ceralac OR some fluid items, how can we feed her well and keep her calm and relax. Please advice

17 April, 2013 | Poonam | Reply

Poonam Hello Mr Krishnahari
I am sure it must be quite disturbing to see your baby crying so much, but she is probably uncomfortable. Have you talked to her paediatrician about this problem? She probably needs a thorough health check up to pin point the problem.
I suggest you consult her doctor immediately and treat her appropriately and make her comfortable at the earliest.
Babies usually suffer from gastric issues with build up of gas which leads to colic pain. Many children cry a lot due to this. You could try giving her gripe water or other home remedies for relieving her gas problem.
Please write in and let me know once you have spoken to her doctor.

01 November, 2012 | geethalakshmisrinivas edara | Reply

geethalakshmisrinivas edara gdmornng doc my daughter completed 5 yrs in march. She is 16kgs weight
She got fever 12 days back loose appetite not showing interest on any
Food.now she got fever again. Please suggest me diet

06 October, 2012 | bhawya jha | Reply

bhawya jha my son is one 45 days and he is suffering from feaver two day before his mother was having feaver due to that reason he is also having feaver, could you please suggest me which medicine is good for my child of allopath or homeopath.

14 September, 2012 | gaurav | Reply

gaurav good , my child 3 year old he has fever ....

11 September, 2012 | Veresh Rao | Reply

Veresh Rao Hi Doctor,

My son is suffering from Viral fever from last two days & the body temperature is like sometime it is 101 & sometime 102. We have already consult with the doctor he told us to give Combiflam syrup 05 ml thrice a day but the dose is effective till 5 or 6 hours then again the fever comes back.

We are very worried about his condition. He is not eating anything except cerelac 03rd stage. Please suggest something to get him well soon.

Thanks
Veresh

13 September, 2012 | Poonam | Reply

Poonam Usually a viral fever can come with bouts of high temperature for 3,5 or even 7 days. The fever usually subsides with a paracetamol and then again starts rising within 4-6 hours. The gap normally increases till the fever completely subsides. A viral fever takes its own course and can be controlled with paracetamols.
You must give your baby plenty of liquids in the form of soups, juices, fresh lime, coconut water, milk and even plain water.
You have not mentioned the age of your child , but, please try to give him light and soft foods like, khichri, rice, boiled vegetables, fruits, porridge, upma, pohe and idli. The food should be not be spicy or oily.
In case the fever continues please contact your baby’s paediatrician soon.

21 August, 2012 | Navin | Reply

Navin Madam, my wife is ill due to fever from 5-6 days. Doctor has prescribed antibiotics and paracetamol, but the fever is coming and going everyday. Also there is lot of weakness, that she is not able to walk properly, and have a feeling that she is fully drained. What should i do ? Should i take her to hospital to put Saline ? Pls suggest.

13 September, 2012 | Poonam | Reply

Poonam Dear Mr Navin,
What was the doctor's diagnosis for your wife's fever?
Usually a viral fever can come with bouts of high temperature for several days. The fever goes down with a paracetamol and then again starts rising within 4-6 hours. The gap usually increases till the fever completely subsides. A viral fever usually takes its own course and you can control it with paracetamols.
She must consume plenty of liquids in the form of broths or soups, fruit & vegetable juices, fresh lime, coconut water, milk, green tea and even plain water.

11 August, 2012 | Srividya | Reply

Srividya hi, My son is 3 1/2 and he is suffering from fever due to col and running nose.. had given him crocin for fever and cetrizime for cold and running nose.. and i am planning to take him to dr. if the fever continues for more than 24 hrs.. he is not eating well and if given forcely, he vomits. He feels sleepy and a bit tired all the time. I am sure he is quite restless hence not active.. but still worried about his health.
Pls suggest me something as to what would be the best food for him..

Thanks
Srividya

13 August, 2012 | Poonam Vaswani | Reply

Poonam Vaswani Hello Srividya,
Children often become fussy and picky about their food when they are not well. This could result in inadequate nutrition, and a drop in immunity.
It is important to feed your child nutritious food and also include a lot of liquids.
Fresh fruits and juices, and plenty of fresh vegetables and soups will be good. You must include plenty of green leafy vegetables . You can either boil the vegetables or prepare soups from them.
You should also ensure that you feed him good quality protein foods like, milk, boiled or poached eggs, boiled chicken/ soups, if you are a non vegetarian or lightly cooked dals if you are vegetarian.
The food should be light, non oily and non spicy.
Please do not force feed your child. Give him small frequent meals and preferably when his fever is under control and not when it is rising.
You must get him examined by a doctor if he has fever for more than a day.
We wish your son a speedy recovery.

07 August, 2012 | savi | Reply

savi my son is suffered by fever for past 5 days. the 2nd day he got swelling in his back. the 5th day he got swelling in his leg. The doctor said that nothing to afraid, it is a viral fever sympton only and he unable to walk on that day. after taking medicine, now he his better to walk. but i feel afraid for the swelling sympton. whether i want to go for further testing? please tell me

18 August, 2012 | Shalini | Reply

Shalini i myself am getting fever for the past 5 days between 101-102 and sometimes higher.it comes after every 6-8 hours. i have consumed more than 11 crocin tablets still it doesnot subside. all the more i have cough and cold which worsens the situation.

08 August, 2012 | Vijayalakshmi Iyengar | Reply

Vijayalakshmi Iyengar

Dear Ms Savi, Viral fever can be quite a drain on the child’s health but till date we have never heard about children or even adults getting a swelling because of it, be it in the back or legs. We suggest you take him to another well known pediatrician for a second opinion just to rule out anything that your current doctor could have probably missed ( no offense meant ) and do whatever lab tests he recommends.
We are sure that if it is viral fever then it will have subsided by now or will do so, very soon. Meanwhile ensure that you are actively working at keeping your little sons temperature under check with prescribed medicines and wet packs. You should also ensure that you are giving the child lots of different fluids including water to prevent dehydration. The child should been encouraged to eat foods such as gruel, fruits and/or fruit juices, electrolyte solutions, thin dals, egg or any custards and gradually include more solids for a quicker recovery .
We wish the child a speedy recovery.

24 June, 2012 | Swarna | Reply

Swarna My daughter who will complete 5 years this August had recurrent bouts of fever since January which lasted till March. She was given continuous antibiotics. later she was diagnosed with dust allergy and was given fluticosone spray for three months. she was also given iron syrup for anaemia.

now she has started going to school and has high fever (fluctuating between 103-104). she is on antibiotics again.

she is very weak compared to other kids her age. she is 17 kgs for her age and 106 cm height.

Is she normal and if not please suggest some diets for her.

15 May, 2012 | Jyoti Pujari | Reply

Jyoti Pujari my daughter is 3 years old and has fever of 103 to 104 degree for last 2 days however after giving medicine it subsides but again it comes, Doctor diagnosed as flu , please advise

Jyoti

16 May, 2012 | Poonam | Reply

Poonam Dear Ms Pujari,
As I wrote to you in my email, a viral infection usually takes it’s own course and normally subsides in 3-5 days. Your baby will get high fever for the first couple of days and you will have to control it with doses of paracetamol whenever the fever starts rising. The frequency and intensity will gradually reduce and you will need to give her less frequent doses. If you are concerned about her condition, you must contact her paediatrician immediately.
You must have noticed that your baby does not have much of an appetite during, but you must ensure that she gets some good nutrition through small, frequent meals. This will not only help her recover, but will also help build immunity to prevent repeated infections.Please keep her well hydrated and give her plenty of fluids in the form of water, fresh lime, juices, warm soups and milk.
She should be fed a light diet consisting of toasted breads, rice, boiled vegetables, thin dals,fruits, light porridge. The food should be not be spicy or oily. Please do let us know if you need any further help.
We do hope your baby is already feeling much better!

25 April, 2012 | Farooque | Reply

Farooque My son is getting illness quite often , almost every month. It is generally high feverl and loss of apetite.
After 3-5 days of anti biotic medication, he becomes OK. His health is not good. Even we are unable to give balanced diet.
Even due to poor handling by parents, he has been a just average child on terms of mental health
CAn you best what best can be gone
Farooque

30 March, 2012 | Ravi | Reply

Ravi Hi,
My son is 4 years this month beging,he had cold, cough and fever with advice of the doctor me 4 bottel of magasten antiboditic and later one bottel of anothe antiboditic name i do nor remember then the fever cold cough was gone present again after 3 day , it is from 3 day he has fever again i am giving ibugesic plus 3 time a day. my question is why is getting infected so badly tommorow iam taking to doctor please advice for his good health condition he very week

29 March, 2012 | Vishal | Reply

Vishal My 2 and half year old son has just recovered from 8 days viral fever taking Meftal P, Crocin and Emset and a syrup for cough. He has been very arrogant and aggressive during his illness and even after his recovery.He is hitting and biting since then and now also he is not ready to take any solid food although he drinks lot of water on his own. Please advise if this is normal and is there a step to be taken to get him back to his normal behavior and health. We are afraid from starting his pre-school due to same reason and delaying. He has also recently started showing breath holding symptoms.

27 March, 2012 | Mohan raj | Reply

Mohan raj hello doctor,

my son gowtham have 3 1/2 years old affected with fever & cough for the past last 8days we admitted in the hospital & treament given by the physican with all Lab tested done.All lab Reports assummed its virual Fever only. As per the doctor advice Now we discharged my son and getback to home with normal condition. Till the fever continued at eveining he fill very tried a lazyness.pls give a solution to recover my son's health.


Regards,
Mohan Raj.R
chennai

28 March, 2012 | Vijayalakshmi Iyengar | Reply

Vijayalakshmi Iyengar Hello Mr. Mohan Raj
I am sorry to hear that your child was ill and hospitalized, but as long as the pediatrician is treating the illness you know that your baby is in safe hands. Viral or bacterial infections cause both fever and fatigue (tiredness) because the body is trying to kill bacteria and viruses. As viral fever in children lasts anywhere from 4 -8 days they need to take rest and conserve energy. So let them sleep as much as possible.
Children with fever may not feel hungry, and it is not necessary to force them to eat. But fever increases the child's risk of becoming dehydrated. So encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids frequently. Fluids such as milk (cow's or breast), formula, water, tender coconut water, fruit juices or even eating fruit jelly is good. In a matter of time the child will slowly get onto solids and get back all the energy for normal activity.
Please register with us if you would like us to give personalized help and monitor your child's growth and activity
Thank You
Vijayalakshmi Iyengar
Sr. Dietitian, NutritionVista.com

13 March, 2012 | mohammed | Reply

mohammed my 2yr6mnths baby girl is having fever 105 since 2 days,with vomiting,been to doc gav her crocin 7ml,still no recovery,plz help

16 May, 2012 | Poonam | Reply

Poonam Dear Mr Mohammed,
As I wrote to you in my email, you will need to contact the paediatrician immediately who will either modify the dose of the medication or change it to a more effective drug. The doctor may even need advise some investigations in order to find out the exact cause of the fever. So please contact the doctor right away.
In the meanwhile, please keep the baby well hydrated with plenty of fluids in the form of water, fruit juices, warm vegetable soups, milk and thin dals.
Please do let us know if you need any further help. We wish your baby a speedy recovery.

18 August, 2012 | Shalini | Reply

Shalini i myself am getting fever for the past 5 days between 101-102 and sometimes higher.it comes after every 6-8 hours. i have consumed more than 11 crocin tablets still it doesnot subside. all the more i have cough and cold which worsens the situation.

01 May, 2012 | Poonam | Reply

Poonam In case of high fever, you must contact your baby's paediatrician immediately in order to either modify the dose of the medication or change it to a more effective drug. The doctor may even need to get some investigations done in order to find out the exact cause of the fever.
In the meanwhile,the baby should be kept well hydrated. She must be given plenty of fluids in the form of water, fresh lime, juices, warm soups and milk.

09 March, 2012 | Gunjan | Reply

Gunjan Hi,
My daughter is 14months old and she oftenly suffers from fever and congestion. Shes been hospitalised twice for acute bronchiolitis. She is fine for 10-15days and again resuffers from fever. Kindly help. Also let me know what food items should I give her to build up her immunity and she doesnt fall sick often. Thanks in advance.

11 March, 2012 | Poonam | Reply

Poonam Dear Ms Gunjan,
We can understand your anxiety for your child. Children often become fussy and picky about their food when they do not keep well. This could also result in inadequate nutrition, which leads to a further drop in immunity.
It is important to feed your child with nutritious foods and plenty of liquids.
You may need to feed her small quantities, many times in the day. Some of the foods which will help to build her immunity are fresh fruits and juices, and plenty of fresh vegetables. You must include lots of green leafy vegetables. You can either boil the vegetables, combine them with cereals or prepare soups from them.
Zinc is an important mineral for building immunity. Zinc fortified cereals may help. Beans are also a good source of zinc.
You should also ensure that you feed her good quality protein foods like, milk, boiled eggs, boiled and shredded chicken/ soups.
There are some very good suggestions for foods and tips on feeding in the above article.
You could also request your child’s paediatrician to suggest a good multi vitamin to boost her immunity.

26 February, 2012 | faiza | Reply

faiza hi doct, my son is 9 month old he had a viral infection fever go high nd low after 5 days its gown but after 2 week he had flue nd fever for last week his fever go up or down he is so weak plz tel me what i give food me woried plz reply me as soon as possible

20 January, 2012 | faiza | Reply

faiza plz can u tell me what should give to my baby he is 9 month plz tel me is eat banana but he had gass problem plz help me

21 January, 2012 | Vijayalakshmi Iyengar | Reply

Vijayalakshmi Iyengar Dear Faiza, I just want to assure you that mother’s milk is the most nutritious during the baby’s 1st year of life. After 6 months we can introduce solids but it depends on what suits your child best as it is a supplement to mother’s milk. When you introduce new foods to the baby introduce a little at a time to see how s/he tolerate it and then increase the amount gradually. Also any new food you want to introduce should be done after 10-15 days of the previous new food that you introduced to the baby to see how they accept the new food.
Normally, children having a lot of gas after they eat certain foods are quite common. Even in adults during digestion of foods, intestinal gases like hydrogen, carbon dioxide, in some people methane and traces of hydrogen sulphide are formed and these are responsible for the odour. It is different for different people depending on their sensitivity.
With regard to banana it is highly nutritious but also has high levels of carbohydrate (fructose sugar) and dietary fibre and both may be difficult for the digestive system to handle causing an increase in gas in the stomach. If the amount of banana is too much for the baby (as it is has a lot of fructose) and more than the baby can rapidly digest, the remainder often ferments in the large intestine. This fermentation causes a gas build up in the large intestine that forces gas into the stomach. Similarly many foods cause gas during their digestion as a by product by naturally occurring bacteria in the large intestine, or colon and it may cause discomfort when it accumulates in excess.
So we suggest you wait a little longer till your baby is a year old and then give fresh fruits. If you want you can give slightly cooked apples and the baby may tolerate it well.

08 December, 2011 | dhara shah | Reply

dhara shah Dear Doc,
i am having 4 years old daughter and(from last 6 months) every month she suffers from high grade fever which last nearly for a week, fever doesnot get reduced even after given required dosage of paracetamols and Ibuprofen and other medicines. The pediatrician says its a viral infection and she has to suffer we have checked for blood tests nearly every time but results are normal and leumphocytes count normally comes more.pz. guide me what precautions should i take and how can i control her temperature.
hope for your positive and quick reply.
Dhara.

08 December, 2011 | Mrinal | Reply

Mrinal Dear Dhara,
I am sorry your daughter keeps having these repeat bouts of high fever - the pediatricians know best how to manage any fever -
With regards to treatment - at Nutritionvista we do not treat the medical condition nor diagnose an illness.
But, what we can do for you and your little one is offer advice on how to keep her hydrated, and nourished in spite of the fever and to help her regain her strength.
I will have one of our team dietitians contact you directly and suggest what all you can do to help her nutritional status.
With best wishes,
Mrinal Jhangiani

25 October, 2011 | apoorva | Reply

apoorva hello DR,
my brother is 15 yrs old, suffering from viral fever from past 3 days.
he is not able to eat anything,n didn't had any thing to eat since yesterday (jst have juice sm time),due to which he is feeling so low and weak,,
just now he fall down due to unconsciousness,,,
n dats really scared me and my family..
we had made him drink ORS and glucose...
and also feeding him d medicines consulted by the Doctor..
bt his health is really worrying me,and specially after i saw him falling and hurting him self...
i dnt knw whether u will b able to tell me wat is to be done,,,
bt i m a bit calm after telling you the condition of ma brother..
pls reply
regards
apoorva

03 October, 2011 | L.C.Arora | Reply

L.C.Arora From the suggestions given above by you I find that almost in all the cases you have suggested the patients to consult their physicians. If all patients have to go to their physicians what the necessity of your consultation. Your honour should suggest something common to all of us regarding viral fever. Regards.

04 October, 2011 | Vijayalakshmi Iyengar | Reply

Vijayalakshmi Iyengar Dear Mr Arora, As Ms Mrinal has clearly explained we do not advocate any medical treatment as we are not medical practitioners. Fever due to any reason requires medical attention first as otherwise it can lead to many complications. We as dietitians offer diet solutions such as what to feed the patients with fever, to combat weakness and dehydration on one hand and nurture the patient back to normal health as they overcome fever on the other.
Unfortunately we repeatedly get questions on what to do with a child`s fever. So our suggestion has always been `get a doctor to attend to the fever first‘and subsequently take our suggestions for diet. As a matter of fact if any one intently reads the article above, it has exhaustive information on what to feed anybody with fever or when they are recovering from one. Sometimes it pains us /worries us when patients constantly ask us for suggestions on how to deal with their child`s or spouse`s fever instead of going to their primary physician.
Vijayalakshmi Iyengar
Sr. Dietition, Nutritionvista.com

03 October, 2011 | Mrinal | Reply

Mrinal Dear L.C. Arora,
Thank you for your comments - but perhaps you are not aware that with children the first line of treatment is getting the viral fever under control and the temperature down. Quite often we have had queries from parents who have a child suffering with high fever and they haven't made the effort to contact a pediatrician. A high fever is not just a symptom of fever it could be an indication of a more severe underlying condition. During the initial phases of a high fever that seems to spike - the first thing to do is bring the fever under control and find out what the cause in.
In the meanwhile the child must be kept as hydrated as possible with light juices, and plenty of water.
NutritionVista is a nutritional, preventive care company and nowhere do we claim to be a doctors practice.

Most parents who write to us about their childs fever - we reply to them in private as well and suggest that once the fever is under control - they call us back and then we work on the nutritional status of the child.
In most cases the parents do call our dietitians back for follow up advice.

22 September, 2011 | parvatham | Reply

parvatham My 2-1/2 year old daughter getting fever often and becomes weak at once she gets fever.. Pls advice me on diet for her..it wil be more helpful if u tell me what and all to give from morning to night...

22 September, 2011 | Vijayalakshmi Iyengar | Reply

Vijayalakshmi Iyengar Dear Ms Parvatam It appears that your daughter needs immediate medical attention. I suggest you take her to her pediatrician or your family physician and get her thoroughly examined to treat this condition asap. Meanwhile as we have already mentioned in the article, she needs to have rehydrating, as well as protein and energy dense fluids and soft foods. Her condition cannot be improved by diet alone.
After discussing with your doctor you can visit u son http://www.nutritionvista.com/User/Register/Default.aspx and register with us for a detailed diet plan customized for your daughter.
We wish the little one a speedy recovery.
Vijayalakshmi Iyengar
Sr Dietitian, NutritionVista.com

14 September, 2011 | P LAKSHMANA RAO | Reply

P LAKSHMANA RAO hai, my baby is suffering from fever from two days. in the night she is getting more fever above 100 what should i do in the night.

11 September, 2011 | neha | Reply

neha My husband is suffering from very high fever. It is gng on from a week due to which he is suffering huge weakness.During day, it comes to normal but in evening it again rises to 100 or descends to 97.5. Could you suggest diet for him ? Also, suggest some home remedies to cure it faster..

13 September, 2011 | Poonam | Reply

Poonam Hello Ms Neha,
The first thing that you need to do is immediately consult a doctor for your husband. Fever is often caused by some infection and he may need a few tests to diagnose the exact reason.The diet will depend upon the diagnosis but till then he must consume plenty of fluids and his food should be light, non oily and non spicy. He can consume milk, fruits, vegetables, cereals like rice, toast,thin dals, and stewed or boiled non veg foods if he is a non vegetarian.

19 July, 2011 | vandana peenwal | Reply

vandana peenwal hi,
i want to know about my five year old son.he is suffering from fever .what diet should be given to him?

01 May, 2012 | Poonam | Reply

Poonam You must have noticed that your child does not have much of an appetite during fever but you must ensure that he gets some good nutrition. You should include plenty of fluids, like, hot soups (preferably clear), fruit juices, milk, glucose water, barley water, thin dals. For solids give your baby light foods like, rice, toasted breads, boiled vegetables including plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits, light porridge. The food should be not be spicy or oily. Cakes, pastries and other heavy desserts need to be avoided as well.
You will need to feed small amounts frequently so that he gets adequate calories.

14 June, 2011 | naima | Reply

naima my 9.5months old baby is suffering from high fever.I am giving her 125mg napa sapositter to reduce high fever as it persists 101 to 103.can i give her gloucose water?

16 June, 2011 | Poonam | Reply

Poonam Hello Ms Naima,
I hope you have consulted a pediatrician for your baby's fever.
You might find it difficult to feed your baby when she is unwell. However, you need to ensure that her body is well hydrated. Glucose water is a good option. There is a list of fluids suggested in the above article- you can pick any of these as well.
Please keep in touch with a paeditrician regarding your baby's fever.
We wish her a speedy recovery.

09 May, 2011 | Sudha Barnwal | Reply

Sudha Barnwal My daughter is 4.2years old.she is suffering from seasonal fever,vomit and stomach ace.so what kind of food given to her?She doesnot like any food items in this time and behaving irritating.Please suggest me.

10 May, 2011 | Poonam | Reply

Poonam Dear Ms Barnwal,
I hope you have consulted a pediatrician for your daughters illness.
You must give her plenty of fluids like, water, fresh lime, fruit juices, coconut water, non creamy soups, buttermilk, glucose etc.
You can feed her stewed apple, banana, curd, light moong dal and rice, steamed vegetables, pohe and upma. She may not have much of an appetite, so please give her small but frequent feeds.
Once her condition improves, you can start giving her small amounts of milk, toast and wheat based foods.

20 April, 2011 | Srividya Kumar Iyer | Reply

Srividya Kumar Iyer Thank you for the guidance. My daughter was sufferring from viral fever and presently the temperature has come down. She is avoiding food totally and drinking water. She used to drink horlicks when she was okay, but after viral fever she just takes a small sip and avoids its. I am bit worried about her diet. What should I do .

22 April, 2011 | Parul Bhatnagar | Reply

Parul Bhatnagar Dear Mrs. Iyer,
As your daughter has just recovered from fever, her appetite will increase slowly.
If she is not drinking milk properly, try to give her other milk products like curd, buttermilk, custard, kheer. Give lots of fluids to her in form of soups, fresh juices.

22 April, 2011 | Mrinal Jhangiani | Reply

Mrinal Jhangiani Dear Mrs. Iyer, We are glad she is feeling better - it is tough to see ones child uncomfortable with fever.

Our dietitians will shortly give you some basic advise on how you can encourage your daughter to eat healthier and thus ensure she gets all the nutrition she needs to grow and nourish her body.

A very good tip - once she is better and as she grows older help her build good habits of being very active outdoors with play and sports.

14 April, 2011 | Sangeetha Narayana Swamy | Reply

Sangeetha Narayana Swamy Parents,

If your child has high fever (temperature beyond 100), the 1st priority is to get the temperature under control so please contact your pediatrician immediately. .

When the child is not well he/she will not be inclined to eat anything even their regular food. What is vital is to provide sufficient fluids to the child and keep the body hydrated. If your child refuses to consume any food/fluids, it might require that the energy and fluids is provided through IV (intravenous) which requires admission in the hospital.

Once the child is better and his fever is under control, you can consult with the dietitian for a balanced and nutritious diet.

13 April, 2011 | enumularaju | Reply

enumularaju my son age is 22months he had two times fever 101 and spikes up to 103 and got fits(eye balls rotate, hands and legs folding for 1 minute in each episode)we consluted pediatrician and treated him in keeping obseration in ICU, doctor are being told us it is common in children when temparature rises but we are in trauma by seeing two times. i request you to advice on this and hou would we keep awy my child from this problem

13 April, 2011 | Vijayalakshmi Iyengar | Reply

Vijayalakshmi Iyengar Dear Mr Enumularaju,
Yes, high fever can cause convulsions, a lot like epilepsy (fits). So at the outset I request you to ensure that whenever your son gets fever kindly take him to a pediatrician immediately. You on your part should monitor his fever regularly. Its vital that the fever is kept low by administration of paracetamol syrup as by the instructions given on the bottle (in consultation with the childs doctor of course) and you put wet packs on his forehead and bring the fever down regularly. He also requires plenty of water and electrolytes(hydration) you might have to force feed the electral solution if need be , or admit him to the hospital if you cannot manage to prevent complications.
You have to be careful when you are dealing with children and any illness what so ever and not take anything for granted.
I also hope you have a regular pediatrician you consult as he/she will know his complete case history and not waste time discussing it should there be an emergency.
Vijayalakshmi Iyengar
Sr Dietitian, Nutritionvista.com

28 March, 2011 | GITESH Gandhi | Reply

GITESH Gandhi My child is only 9 month but after gave measels vaccine, he got fever-vomitting and dieriaa since two days.please give me guidance

28 March, 2011 | Sangeetha Narayana Swamy | Reply

Sangeetha Narayana Swamy Dear Mr.Gandhi,

All children tend to get fever and loose stools after a vaccination, your pediatrician should have told you about it. But if the fever and diarrhea continues after 48 hours you have to consult him immediately. Keep the child hydrated with water and electrolytes. Also give him the medicine to control fever, this should be need based.

28 March, 2011 | Vijayalakshmi Iyengar | Reply

Vijayalakshmi Iyengar Dear Mr. Gandhi, Normally there is no need to worry as a vaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing common adverse reactions like fever, diarrhea rash etc However it is advisable to consult your pediatrician or GP so that you can monitor the child and give timely medical help . Nevertheless ensure that the child is hydrated well, with water, fresh fruit juice, electrolyte solution,thin buttermilk, tender coconut water etc and the fever is managed (kept under control) so that there are no secondary complications. Should the symptoms exceed more than a day or day and a half, we suggest that you contact the doctor and apprise him/her of the same immediately.
All the best and wish the child a speedy recovery.
Thank you
Vijayalakshmi Iyengar
Sr Dietitian, NutritionVista.com

28 March, 2011 | Mrinal Jhangiani | Reply

Mrinal Jhangiani Dear Mr. Gandhi,
I do hope you have contacted your baby's pediatrician and informed him of these symptoms. If not please do so immediately.

Before we can recommend any dietary suggestions we do recommend you have your baby evaluated at the earliest - diarrhea, vomiting and fever are serious symptoms and you must get a proper diagnosis from the pediatrician before taking any further action.
Most important is to keep the fever down, not let it spike and prevent the baby from getting dehydrated by giving electrolytes.

Our dietitians will recommend some dietary suggestions once the pediatrician has given his suggestions.
Good luck.

18 March, 2011 | sindu | Reply

sindu my son is 6years old.his body is a warm one.but he has white hair on his head and hes thin and prone to cold .please advise to cool his body and make him immune more.

19 March, 2011 | Parul Bhatnagar | Reply

Parul Bhatnagar Hello Mr. Sindu,
Try to give lots of vegetables and fruits to your child. Foods rich in Vitamin C like gooseberries, orange, sweet lime, lemon can help to boost your son's immunity. Almonds are rich sources of vitamin E which is very good antioxidant and will increase resistance to fight diseases.
Please review with your pediatrician for any other health concern.

18 March, 2011 | Mrinal Jhangiani | Reply

Mrinal Jhangiani Dear Mr. Sindu,
I do hope you have contacted your sons pediatrician and informed him of these symptoms. Any immune disorder or long term low grade fever must be thoroughly checked out. One question you may want to also find out is whether he has any food allergies.

Once the doc has reviewed him you can focus on nutrition. Regarding his diet that will help boost his immunity and reduce how often he gets colds - the most important advice we can offer is that he eat a well nourished diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, good protein like eggs and fish if he is a non-vegetarian and lots of lentils and beans if he is a vegetarian. Whole milk and dairy products should also be a part of his daily diet.
Our dietitians will give further details on what foods will keep him healthier.
Good luck.

16 January, 2011 | Jessica | Reply

Jessica What is Glucose water and Grules? Milk is ok during fever? I Heard it wasn't because milk will rot is stomach...I don't know if any of that is true...

18 January, 2011 | Vijayalakshmi Iyengar | Reply

Vijayalakshmi Iyengar Dear Jessica,
• Gruel is a thin porridge, made by cooking a little cereal like oats, rye, roasted rice, semolina, wheat flour etc, in milk or water. It is either sweet or salty and is easy to digest.
• Glucose water is mainly given to people who are too sick and do not have the energy to eat food. It is given as an emergency measure to instantly replenish water (to prevent dehydration) and glucose (to provide energy).
• It's perfectly alright to drink milk when you have a fever as long as you do not have nausea or vomiting. However milk like food, takes a little while to digest. Since a person with fever needs lots of fluids, it may be better to drink clear fluids rather than fill the stomach with milk
I hope I have cleared all your doubts. Kindly register with us (www.nutritionvista.com) so that we can help you with clinically sound advice on diet for various health problems
Thank You & best wishes
Vijayalakshmi Iyengar
Sr Dietitian, NutritionVista.com

13 January, 2011 | nidhi | Reply

nidhi hi, i want a suggestion as my child is suffering from light fever,dirroea,vomitting n stomatch ace so waht kind of food i can give him so that he can ehjoy it n like to feel eating please suggest me as soon as possible thanxs

13 January, 2011 | Mrinal | Reply

Mrinal Dear Nidhi,
My first question to you is - I do hope you have had your pediatrician test and check your child to see the reason for fever, diarrhea, vomiting etc.
If not please do so right away.

In the meanwhile our dietitians will respond and guide you as to what you can feed your child to nourish the body and keep it hydrated.
Best wishes.

17 September, 2010 | 04172273224 | Reply

04172273224 my female baby is now 3.7 age.she getting fever every month in the same date.after two days its gone by following calpal250 mg/6th hrly.
what is the reason for this type of ferver.her blood,urine test are normal.

27 August, 2010 | Vijayalakshmi | Reply

Vijayalakshmi Dear Nidhi
Since your child is suffering from 102 fever I assume/hope that she is under the care of her primary physician or paediatrician. She probably will be on paracetamol to bring down fever. On your end work on reducing her fever with wet packs and giving her as much fluids -fruits juice, glucose plain water anything that she can take in. Continue this despite her vomiting, to prevent dehydration.If fever does not let up, inform the doctor without delay as she may get convulsions. Once fever goes down you can give foods as we have suggested in our article.

27 August, 2010 | nidhi jain | Reply

nidhi jain Thank u for all in4mation. my daughter is 5 year's old nd she is having 102 fever with vomiting nd sivere head ch.so what should i give her

08 August, 2009 | Support@NutritionVista.com | Reply

Support@NutritionVista.com Hi Devika,
We have an article written by Padmashri, who is a dietitian with NutritionVista on 'Swine Flu - Dietary Tips.' The link is provided below. Please copy and paste it in your url.

http://www.nutritionvista.com/News-Articles/swine-flu-dietary-tips,174.aspx

Good luck,
Let us know if you were looking for something else.
Support@NutritionVista.com

08 August, 2009 | Devika, Calcutta | Reply

Devika, Calcutta Any special instructions for eating that are different than this for Swine flu.

Also any suggestions for staying healthy to build immunity against swine flu.

18 July, 2009 | Support | Reply

Support Dear Ms Sonia,
We do hope you have already talked to your child's doctor regarding the viral fever.
The most important thing is to ensure the child is kept well hydrated with fluids and does not become dehydrated.
Please contact one of our dietitians through Live chat for further advice.
Sincerely,

17 July, 2009 | sonia | Reply

sonia Thank you for the valuable imformation. My child 8 years old is having viral fever and dose not want to have bland food .what should i give her

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