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My infant is five months has a dry cough for a week and has a runny stuffy nose no fever should i take him to doctor is it a cold?

1 doctor answer7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Cough: it is always hard to know when to take your baby to the doctor. If he is eating, drinking, pooping, peeing and acting otherwise well and having no fever then I would say no. If he has any trouble breathing, the cough becomes worse, he gets a fever, he becomes lethargic, dehydrated or you are just too worried then get him seen. Worried Mommas are always right.
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Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Amen! Worried mama is a good reason to go to the doctor
Oct 14, 2014
Last updated Sep 23, 2021


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