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my little boy got a cough that sounds like a seal and a fever of 102.9 should i be concerned. ?

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Dr. Chethan Sarabu
9 years experience Pediatrics
See his pediatrician: This sounds like croup, a viral infection of the throat including the voice box. It is not life-threatening and usually will resolve on it's own. There can be more serious complications and so its a good idea to have your son's pediatrician examine him. If it is more serious then there are medications that will help him recover. Watch: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=bf5sxehpgck to learn more.
Answered on Sep 12, 2015
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Dr. Willa Terry
31 years experience Pediatrics
See the doctor: It sounds like your son has croup, a condition that is usually triggered by a virus which causes swelling around the vocal cords, and a harsh, barking cough that sounds like a seal. Combined with a high fever, croup can be a serious illness. You should take your child to his doctor’s office, or an urgent care center or emergency room for evaluation and treatment.
Answered on Jun 28, 2013
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Dr. John Engel
53 years experience Pediatrics
Steroids: A barky, croupy cough can be quite serious, it is caused by an irritation at the level of the larynx and a swelling there can cause severe breathing difficulty, steroids, especially by injection are very efficacious in treatment.Antibiotics may also be indicated in certain cases.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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