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A 36-year-old female asked:

My son has a runny nose, cough and fever. has been vomiting and eating very little. was ill before coming to the coast with a back drip and cough. he is 2 and half years old. should i take him to the er?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Physician visit: I would advise seeing a physician, providing small amounts of clear liquids, and treating his fever with Tylenol. He may have bacterial pneumonia or a viral illness.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Depends: Is he playful at times between fever peaks ? Does he take in enough fluids to pee at least every 6-8 hrs? If he does these things it may be something you can monitor. If the fever exceeds 39 c continuously, he won't play, or he spooks you have him seen. The location of the evaluation would depend on what is available.
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Last updated Mar 17, 2022

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