U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A member asked:

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 24 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.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.