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A 29-year-old female asked:

i have a 7 month old with a bad cough and phlegm, no fever at the moment and has poor appetite, what can it be? saw a md last week all was clear

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Likely virus: It seems like your little one has a cold. If he/she gets any worse, even less of an appetite or a fever, i would have your doctor reevaluate your baby.
Dr. Miriam Sivkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Call MD: I would suggest calling md for evaluation.
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Biral illness: If your baby saw the doctor a week ago and was okay that is reassuring. Cough in the winter months is usually a viral syndrome. As long as the baby is alert, drinking fluids, urinating, and not having difficulty breathing it's okay to watch and wait. Should the symptoms worsen or persist for longer than 10 days, however, don't hesitate to go back to the doctor for a recheck.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
AURI: Seen by md last week and baby was ok. Viral infection lasts only x 1 week.See again md if not eating x long time.

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