What is the temperature of the patient in Fahrenheit and what is number of mg. in a single dosage in the following case: A robust first grader goes for swimming lessons three times a week, and he enjoys it thoroughly. During the first week of December, he develops an upper respiratory infection, starts coughing continuously, and has a high fever of 39°C. His condition remains the same even after five days of bed rest and conservative measures. Eventually, his mother decides to take him to the doctor who diagnoses it as an acute case of middle ear infection (otitis media), and prescribes amoxicillin for his treatment. He weighs 44lb, and the daily dose of amoxicillin for the treatment of the ear infection is 30mg/kg per day in divided doses every 12 hours.

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The temperature of the first grader is 39 degree Celsius. The formula to convert a temperature of X Celsius to Fahrenheit is : X*(9/5) + 32

As the temperature is 39 C, in Fahrenheit it is 39*(9/5) + 32 = 102.2 degree Fahrenheit.

The mass of the player is 44 lb. One pound is equal to 0.453 kilograms. This gives a mass of 44*0.453 = 19.958 kg. The dose of amoxicillin per day is 30 mg per kg and has to be given once in 12 hours.

The total amount of the medicine to be given is 30*19.958 = 597.96 mg. and each of the two doses is of 298.98 mg.

The temperature of the player in Fahrenheit is 102.2. Each dose is of 298.98 mg.

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