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my son has had a cough for 3 weeks

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Post Pneumonia Cough: This cough can last weeks to months. Discuss with his doctor things that can be done to help such as inhalers, steroids and cough suppressants.
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A 10-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience Pediatrics
Skip that medicine: Most otc cough meds do not really help. Consider and allergy especially if child does not have a fever. Get air purifier and take to md to be sure not ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Congested cough: At 3mo the primary cause of congestion/cough are irritants. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that don' ... Read More
A 9-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Cough : That will do him no harm. If it persists let your ENT see him
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
31 years experience Holistic Medicine
Coughs linger: I assume that your daughter has been seen by your doctor and that pertussis ( whooping cough) has been ruled out. Viral illnesses do not benefit from ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanford Archer
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Other causes too: Chronic nonproductive cough may be associated with asthma, but can be due to pertussis (whooping cough), allergic drainage or acid reflux. If the inh ... Read More
A 11-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
How high?: If the fever is under 102 , it is likely a viral infection . Another explanation would be that the antibiotic used for the prior infection is not the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Call your doctor: Call your pediatrician for advice.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonober Umair
17 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Cough lasting for a month or more needs evaluation. Cough due to viral upper respiratory infection lasts for a week or so but not for a month, it coul ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
FEVER: Mostly caused by viruses, low to high grade fever, gets better in 3-5 days, max 7-10 days. As long as the child is acting ok, drinking and peeing well ... Read More
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
VIRAL INFECTION: Fever and headache in a 7 year old is almost always the result of a viral infection. The normal period for these symptoms to last is about 7 to 10 da ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes, doctor again: Make sure to use a cool mist humidifier when your child is resting. also hydrate your child well. So that the nutrition, antibiotics can work better. ... Read More
A 10-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: As long as he is without fever and having no respiratory problems, it is ok to see your doctor soon. If the above occur now, go to the ed.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
URI: See her pediatrician if low grade fever persists.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: It can be allergies, asthma, heartburn, infection, aspiration of foreign object, many things, but anything lasting that long should be checked out.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
See a doctor...: Sore throat and painful swallowing for 3 months is concerning for either a infection of the throat or esophagus and/or acid reflux. Lpr (laryngophary ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Kilkenny
26 years experience Pediatrics
Virus?: Failure to respond to antibiotics suggests antibiotic resistance or virus. I'd go see your pediatrician tomorrow to recheck and make sure there's no u ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Return visit: This may be a part of the original illness or he has something new. If this doesn't resolve itself rapidly suggest taking him back.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Call Pediatrician: Likely safe to start with glycerin suppository (can ask pharmacist where to find in drug store, are over-the-counter). If no bm, pediatrician may need ... Read More
A 9-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Gastroenteritis: Your daughter has a viral gastroenteritis. Keep her well hydrated with electrolyte containing fluids.Stop juice and milk and stay off fatty foods.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Seek care: Did the baby have vaccination for whooping cough? It would be imperative to seek care for your child and to rule out whooping cough.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Fever: After two weeks its time to go to the pediatrician to find out whats causing the fever. He may have developed a secondary infection to the rsv.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
43 years experience Pediatrics
Ear pain: for ear pain in a toddler, you should have a pedi MD check the ears to see if a bacterial ear infection exists. If so, medication will be prescribed. ... Read More

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