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A 19-year-old female asked:

3 month old has been having a cough and fever. doctor said she has bronchial pneumonia, and then an ear infection. what could it be?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Both: An infant at that age can have both conditions at the same time. It would take a review of the history, exam & x-rays to confirm or exclude either/both conditions.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Antibiotics: A broad spectrum antibiotic may be indicated. Watch for signs of prolonged fever, distress or continued irritability. Please see your PCP on follow up.

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Last updated May 19, 2019

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