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A 44-year-old female asked:

what antibiotic to take for chronic cough with excessive phlegm and fever?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
See doctor: Since there are many causes for a chronic cough (lasting more than 3 monrh? ) one needs to establish the cause before treating it. Antibiotic does not help a viral infection and its overuse has created MRSA. If you have a persistent fever, you may need to get a bronchoscopy. Since most chronic coughs are caused by more than a single factor, I suggest that you consult an allergist or pulmonologi

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If my child has a fever, will he have a febrile seizure?

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Dr. Ruben Nazario
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Febrile seizures are common in children between 6 months and 6 years of age. They occur when your child's temperature raises rapidly. So, no, not all children with fevers will have a febrile seizure. About one in twenty-five children in this age group will have a febrile seizure. But the risk is slightly higher if your child has a sibling who has had a febrile seizure in the past.
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What is wrong with my baby if he keeps getting fevers with swollen glands and fussiness?

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Dr. Paul Trani
Specializes in Pediatrics
Time to see the MD: While there are some periodic fever syndromes (i.e. Marshall syndrome) that might give what you're describing, it's always best to check it out with your primary care physician, especially if fevers seem recurrent, or any time they last longer than 72 hrs.
A member asked:

What can I do when my baby with croup coughs so hard she has trouble breathing?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
He should be seen : Croup is a viral illness that causes swelling in the baby's upper airway- near your baby's larynx (voicebox). Your baby may be hoarse. When it is severe, the swelling may block off airflow into your baby's lungs and cause problems with getting oxygen into the body. This can become a life-threatening senario in the youngest infants. Best to call your doctor, or if breathing is severe, go to the er.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take birth control while taking antibiotics?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes, but: Most antibiotics and many other medications lower the effectiveness of birth control pills, so it is safest to also use condoms as well.
A 37-year-old female asked:

I have a deep cough that hurts my chest. I have had bronchitis before should I be worried?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Possibly pneumonia: I have found that when people have a deep cough associated with pain on taking a deep breath they often times have pneumonia. You should be evaluated by a physician. If this has been a long-term problem then you definitely need to be evaluated as there are other causes.

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