A 36-year-old female asked:
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3 1/2 yr old son woke up coughing says his chest hurts when he breathes has had md pediatric pneumonia 2 yrs ago (exactly) should I wait to see doc?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Coughing: Before running to the doctor assess the situation. Is the child running a fever? Does he have a post nasal drip? If PND is present use saline nose drops, and vaporizer and push fluids. If still concerned, see doctor.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Lisa Ponce
Dr. Lisa Ponce commented
32 years experience in Pediatrics
If your son is wheezing or febrile or is continuing to cough after he gets up and complains his chest hurts, call his pediatrician and take him in. Watch his activity level, his intake of fluids, and his breathing. Kids with simple colds may be congested or have sore throats, but they don't often complain of their chests hurting.
Jan 27, 2014

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