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A 30-year-old female asked about a male:

My son is experiencing fever (better by: with fluids, rest) (worsened by: dehydration (fluid loss), exercise or physical activity) (severity: severe) , cough (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night) (quality: with phelgm or mucus) , runny nose and vomit

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Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Cough, fever: This may be a viral illness, but could be pneumonia presentation, with silent breath sounds but a + CXR. For that, I would bring him to an urgent care clinic to review his status and determine if a CXR would be helpful to rule this out. Fluids, Tylenol and OTC as indicated can be given with MD instruction. Welcome to Healthtap, Dr. Ivy Fisher
Dr. Bradford Patt
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Fever 4 year old: symptoms consistent with the flu but you did not mention the duration of symptoms. Would recommend seeing your pediatrician

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