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Toddler cough and fever

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confirmed ?: Tamiflu is a prescription med that can help if started within the first 48 hours of flu symptom onset. After that point it has little value. Comfort m ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Breathing problems: If you are experiencing cough associated with significant fever, you may very well have pneumonia, and that will require an antibiotic. Other potentia ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Infection: You may have an upper or lower respiratory tract infection. If your symptoms include shortness of breath and chest pain you should see the doctor.
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Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Breathing problems: If you are experiencing cough associated with significant fever, you may very well have pneumonia, and that will require an antibiotic. Other potentia ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: You are talking most about the common cold. This requires exposure and susceptibility. If people around you have a cold, you could be exposed. But ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably stay home: You are likely to be infecting your coworkers. If you have to work and want to minimize symptoms, there are many otc products. For cough, choose one ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
50 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Respiratory infectio: Cough and fiver usually indicate that your respiratory system is under attack by a virus or bacteria; your defense department, your immune system of ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khristine Tate
20 years experience Family Medicine
No: Cough and fever is very non specific and could be viral. If you just take an antibiotic then you are creating resistance. If your symptoms are seve ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 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 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
How high a fever?: Most likely a cough and low-grade fever lasting a few days is just a "cold", a viral upper respiratory infection. Fever over 102 f (39 c) should be ev ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: There are many causes of cough and fever, and she needs to be evaluated. Bronchitis or pneumonia, or even whooping cough if she has not been vaccinat ... Read More
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