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A 32-year-old male asked:

19 months baby, fluctuating fever - 36 to 38. has stopped coughing. 20 breaths per minute. stuffy nose causing snoring. teething. can it be pneumonia?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Possibly: The normal respiratory rate makes pneumonia unlikely. With fever it would normally rise by 5-10 breaths per minute but these would still be within the normal range for age. An exam would determine if any other studies would be needed to confirm or exclude this diagnosis. I find your numbers don't support that label.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Symptoms: I am not Pediatrician, but i am told that your child's symptoms are well within normal parameters. The teething is probably coincidental, not causative. Please call your child's Pediatrician to see if an office visit is recommended, or if there are specific at-home treatments he/she wants you too perform.
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Last updated May 8, 2019

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