A 3-year-old female asked:
my 3 1/2 yr old has fever since last 48 yrs and gas developed a harsh productive cough . what should i give other than tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Katharine Cox answered
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Cough: Continue to treat the fever. Keep the room cool and moist. Give plenty of cool liquids. If breathing is a problem see a doctor immediately. This sounds like croup/bronchitis. If she/he develops a high fever have he/she assessed. Review her immunizations and make sure they are current. All the best.
Answered on Nov 11, 2015
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan answered
20 years experience Pediatrics
See pediatrician: I'd recommend that you have your child seen by the pediatrician today to ensure that no further medication is necessary. Without knowing your child's history (ie wheezing?) I wouldn't recommend any cough suppressants (in addition to the young age - they really are not recommended). You may find relief with a teaspoon of honey (has been clinically proven to be as effective as the medications!)
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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