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what to do when a 7 month old has a fever and a cough

A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 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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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Fluids/monitor: Your 7mo is due for 5-7 uri's/yr to age 5 & most can be monitored at home. Playful times/fluid intake enough to wet diapers every 6hr/breathing not to ... Read More
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Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Cool mist vaporizer: And keep hydrated. If nasal congestion saline nasal spray and bulb suction. If worse see doctor.
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Dr. Eric Goldstein
22 years experience Pediatrics
Cough: That your son is without fever and acting as his usual self, is a good sign. However, because of his young age, it's best to be a little more vigilant ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
22 years experience Pediatrics
Likely virus: It seems like your little one has a cold. If he/she gets any worse, even less of an appetite or a fever, i would have your doctor reevaluate your baby ... Read More
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Dr. Miriam Sivkin
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Call MD: I would suggest calling md for evaluation.
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Dr. Suzanne Fiala
30 years experience Family Medicine
Biral illness: If your baby saw the doctor a week ago and was okay that is reassuring. Cough in the winter months is usually a viral syndrome. As long as the baby i ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Cool mist vaporizer: Cool mist helps to humidify the air, which in turn decreases mucosal irritation of the nose and respiratory tract.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Worsening ear : If you ave not done so already, follow-up with your 7 month olds pediatrician so they can look at ears and listen to chest again, and adjust medicatio ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
ADL assessment: The need for any doc visit is often best decided by how their activities of daily living (ADL) are altered. If an7 mo is playful, resting well when ap ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
38 years experience Family Medicine
RSV: Respiratory syncytial virus is most often seen from dec to mar but can be seen at any time. More often in premature and the very young <12 weeks old. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
How does he look?: If he is alert, is willing to drink some fluids, wants to cuddle with you and have you read to him that favorite book, he does not need a doctor tonig ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
AURI: Supportive rx by suctioning nose with saline and bulb syringe to unclog nose. Baby is ok when playful and eating well.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Measles/simple virus: Many simple viral illnesses are followed by a rash when the fever subsides.It is not specific to measles. An exam &amp; review of the pattern would be ... Read More

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