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My babys throat is red, shes been coughing, and she sounds hoarse, should i call the doctor?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes if: Yes, if she has a fever or does not seem to be improving in 1-2 days.
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Maybe: Sore throats, coughing and congestion are usually caused by viruses...Which go away on their own. Well appearing infants without fever do not need to see their pediatrician. If your infant has a fever, is breathing quickly, is not eating or drinking, or generally doesn't look well, then you should definitely call your doctor.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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