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A 34-year-old female asked about a female:

13m old runny nose & cough for 5 days. turned into thick phlegm today. can hear it when she breathes. color is clear. no fever. do i need to see doc?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Cough: Yes, it's RSV season which can cause thick mucous and can lead to wheezing, so even though no fever, should have their lungs checked out.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Watch closely: Clear discharge and no fever is a good sign that cautionary observation should be sufficient. Labored breathing, new fever, change in behavior or appetite, increase in fussiness or overall worsening should prompt a visit to the doctor.

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Last updated Sep 10, 2016

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