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child with fever and cough for 3 days

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably viral: Children with cough and fever often do not have a bacterial infection, the only thing that antibiotics will be effective against. If that is the case ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Be patient: Most cough/fever in a kid is a cold or some other virus. Treating a cold with antibiotics will not heal it faster or fix a fever that is not caused by ... Read More

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A 9-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Tylenol/fluids: Yes it should be fine to keep the room temperature comfortable. If there is a fever of 101 F or higher, Tylenol may be administered. Continue to provi ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Cough: Cough and fever should prompt you to take your child to the doctor to rule out pneumonia.
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Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Needs evaluation: For a fever to be prolonged by a couple days with cough, I always recommend evaluation. It would be important to determine the cause of the symptoms, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Acute bronchitis?: You may have acute bronchitis. If the fever is still present after this amount of time, it may be due to a bacterial infection that may require antibi ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Stokes
22 years experience Family Medicine
Pneumonia: Sounds like it could be pneumonia or another type of lung infection. Should be seen by a doctor.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. If you had what appeared to be a normal period (other than the fact that it was 3 days late) than you are not likely to be pregnant. However, ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anshul Gandhi
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
COVID False Negative: Scientists from Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, reported in June that as many as 1 in 5 RT-PCR tests for the coronavirus may produce fa ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Cough: Cough can help clear the tubes from the lung be cleared of debris from infection and may be beneficial while the infection is healing. You can get otc ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
14 years experience Family Medicine
Call 911: If you are truly having difficulty breathing, do not drive yourself. Have someone else drive you or call 911. You should go to the emergency departmen ... Read More

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