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A 36-year-old male asked:

Hello doctor. my son (age-1.5 years) is having fever. cough & running nose. we gave him brufen syrup 5ml. now he is sleeping but he coughing too much.

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Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cough/rhinorrhea and: fever in a toddler is usually caused by a viral infection. Use of OTC cough medication is discouraged. Supportive measures provide relief. 18 mth old with fever & increasing nocturnal cough deserves an evaluation by his pediatrician to screen out treatable conditions / confirm a viral etiology. A reactive airway disease will need to be screened for and addressed if needed. Vaccines current?
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Viral illness : Combination of Fever , cough and runny nose are due to viral infection . Cough mostly gets worse at night . If nose is blocked please use saline drops for nose .if he gets wheezy or has rashes , or not wetting nappies then please see doctor.
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Last updated Mar 11, 2018


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