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A 31-year-old female asked:

My 7 month old has an ear infection an seems to be getting worse. now has a deep cough and sounds painful, runny nose and a fever and very fussy.

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Worsening ear : If you ave not done so already, follow-up with your 7 month olds pediatrician so they can look at ears and listen to chest again, and adjust medications as necessary. Humidified air and saline nose drops may be helpful to improve nose and decrease cough. Check with your pediatrician.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Mgt and workup: From your description, your child may have a lower respiratory tract infection which started as an ear infection. I would suggest a visit with your physician today to discuss whether a further workup or antibiotics are needed. Pertussis is one possible infection to ask about.
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Last updated Oct 16, 2017

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