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My son just started daycare and the past couple of days he hasnt been feeling good. he has been coughing, his voice is hoarse. hes been having runny nose kinda stuffy, red eyes and recently his temp has been at 100.8 last night and right now?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

It is common for a kid new to day care to acquire various viral illnesses that pass around the center. They can arise every month or so until the kid develops a basic immunity to the common strains. Then they see a reduced frequency of illness in general. Monitor this as you would any illness and follow the centers guidelines about returning during febrile illness.

Answered Feb 25, 2023

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Monitor temperature and breathing, keep him well hydrated. It is common to acquire viral info at daycare. This includes RSV, influenza and COVID-19. If the illness is mild, not as likely to be caused by Influenza. Consider COVID-19 screening. Discuss with the school any recent outbreaks. Watch for signs of shortness of breath and prolonged fever. Please follow up with your Pediatrician.

Answered Feb 26, 2023

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