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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other ... Read More

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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing post: The symptoms mentioned are not specific enough to indicate a cause. I would invest in some Mucinex & drink plenty of fluids. That should help.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Nasal saline: Nasal saline rinses and over the counter cough medication may help in reducing the cough. Monitor for fever and follow up with your PCP. Stay well hy ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please clarify: I am sorry but I don't understand what you are describing. Please clarify and re-post.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Cough meds worthless: Combination cough meds have been studied extensively in the US and found to add nothing to the treatment of cough (under age 6) beyond giving you some ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
21 years experience Pediatrics
Cough: The list of causes of cough in an 8 month old is very long. The only way to make the proper diagnosis is to see your pediatrician. A thorough history ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Needs evaluation: If "everyone in the house has it" it is likely an infection. Viral infections are pretty contagious and a very common trigger of asthma. A "barky co ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chethan Sarabu
9 years experience Pediatrics
See his pediatrician: This sounds like croup, a viral infection of the throat including the voice box. It is not life-threatening and usually will resolve on it's own. Th ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Common plight: Kids that age are expected to have 5-7 upper respiratory infections /yr. Most are viral & self heal. Comfort measures are helpful. Cough medicines ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Croup: A barky cough in a child can be croup. A viral illness of the upper airways which causes soft tissue swelling. The child can have sore throat, fever ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Watch closely: In many cases, a person getting over a viral respiratory infection, develop a secondary bacterial pneumonia. This occurs when the respiratory lining ... Read More

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