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Low grade fever 3 nights in 9 yr old with nasal congestion and sore throat. Does that warrant a dr visit?

Low grade fever 3 nights in 9 yr old with nasal congestion and sore throat.  Does that warrant a dr visit?

Not quite yet: Your 9 year old is likely in the middle of a viral infection. If the fever is low grade, just hydrate well, treat the discomfort with advil (ibuprofen) and if it does not abate in 2-3 more days or worsens, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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65 years old with bad cough and high fever. On zpak and not getting better.?

65 years old with bad cough and high fever.  On zpak and not getting better.?

How long?: How long have symptoms been bothering you? How many of the zithromycin pills have you taken? It is a broad spectrum antibiotic, usually given 2 pills as a "loading" dose and 1 each day thereafter for 5 days. If not getting better at the end of medication, another consult with md is indicated. Pneumonia needs to ruled out, as it is a very serious problem for older patients. ...Read more

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Can asthma symptoms and allergies produce a low grade fever together?My son has been complaining of chest discomfort even after using his inhaler.

Can asthma symptoms and allergies produce a low grade fever together?My son has been complaining of chest discomfort even after using his inhaler.

Virus vs. allergy: Initially, both viruses and allergies can produce similar symptoms such as clear runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, slight cough, etc. However, fever is generally caused by infection and should not be attributed to allergies, asthma or teething. ...Read more

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3 yr old with 2 days of runny nose and cough. Now fever and vomiting with chills. Should I be worried?

3 yr old with 2 days of runny nose and cough. Now fever and vomiting  with chills. Should I be worried?

2 y o fever/vomitURT: . How high is fever? Can the child drink? May now have bacterial infection superimposed on viral infection. Keep fever down with tylenol (acetaminophen) motrin if not allergic( too high fever can have seizures), make sure can drink or take ice pops to keep hydrated. Follow up with doctor today call this AM ...Read more

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4 yr old son has fever of 100.5, coughing, yellow drainage from nose and has some yellow drainage from left eye? I've dealt with the fevers and coughing before but not the drainage...Im running a vaporizer and using chest rub and childrens Robitussin CF f

4 yr old son has fever of 100.5, coughing, yellow drainage from nose and has some yellow drainage from left eye? I've dealt with the fevers and coughing before but not the drainage...Im running a vaporizer and using chest rub and childrens Robitussin CF f

May be infected: While some children may get mucous in their eyes with a viral infection, often drainage from a single eye with accompanying nasal discharge might be a sign of a bacterial infection. Discuss with your pediatrician or ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby girl is very sick with cold cough and flu and also her fever is getting high n some times low + vomits at night. She can't breath?

My 9 month old baby girl is very sick with cold cough and flu and also her fever is getting high n some times low + vomits at night. She can't breath?

Needs to be seen NOW: Babies the age of your daughter do not have a lot of reserve when it comes to illnesses. As a result, their condition can deteriorate quickly when ill. From what you are describing, she needs to be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My 9 month old daughter has cold she's coughing a lot and bcoz of phlegm she cat breath properly n also her fever is increasing i'm giving her advil (ibuprofen)?

My 9 month old daughter has cold she's coughing a lot and bcoz of phlegm she cat breath properly n also her fever is increasing i'm giving her advil (ibuprofen)?

Bacterial: I''m not sure how long these symptoms have been going on, but it is certainly possible that she has developed a secondary bacterial infection involving her ears, sinuses and/or chest. She should probably be evaluated by her doctor to determine whether she needs an antibiotic. ...Read more

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My 4 year old son has a cough low grade fever no appetite and heavy diarrhea not sure what to give him other then pedialyte and childerns tylonol.

My 4 year old son has a cough low grade fever no appetite and heavy diarrhea not sure what to give him other then pedialyte and childerns tylonol.

Good start: As long as the kid takes in enough fluids to pee at least once every 6 hours you are maintaining hydration & can monitor the situation at home.Sometimes small quantities of applesauce and bananas will help slow the kids diarrhea.. ...Read more

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My 6 months old has runny rose and productive cough.His body is hot but no high grade fever.?

My 6 months old has runny rose and productive cough.His body is hot but no high grade fever.?

Cough and cold: It is always alarming when young infants develop infections. In your case, i would recommend having your 6 mo be checked by his pediatrician. It could turn out to be just a regular URI (upper respiratory infection) but it could be worse like pneumonia or bronchiolitis. ...Read more

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Pls suggest medicines for low grade fever with few symptoms of cold and cough for my 2 yr old child, please note child 's appetite , water intake r normal.?

Pls suggest medicines for low grade fever with few symptoms of cold and cough for my 2 yr old child, please note child 's appetite , water intake r normal.?

Common cold: Benadryl liquid is good for both cough and cold in young children. Adjust dosage according to your child's weight per instruction from drug company. Low grade fever can be just monitored without treatment as some scientists believe fever is a natural mechanism for the body to fight infection. High fever should be treated with Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) to avoid seizure from overheating of the brain! ...Read more

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11month old baby caught with cough and cold. She is having running nose, little fever too. Please suggest the medicine and home remedies both.

11month old baby caught with cough and cold. She is having running nose, little fever too. Please suggest the medicine and home remedies both.

URI: Cold and cough preparations are not recommended for 11 month old babies. Nasal congestion can be managed with a gentle saline spray as often as required. A fever may be treated with Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen. She room should be kept cool and not too dry to help with her breathing. Give her extra clear fluids. Follow up with her doctor for any concerns. I hope she feels better soon. ...Read more

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4 yr old with no fever and normal behavior but has some yellowish eye drainage and nasal congestion. Antibiotics or let his immune system work?

4 yr old with no fever and normal behavior but has some yellowish eye drainage and nasal congestion. Antibiotics or let his immune system work?

Watch : I would monitor. Clean off the discharge with cool water vs. Warm. Warm water will increase redness and make it look like pink eye. If it persist more than 3-4 days then follow up with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 5yr old suffers a lot with dry coughs sometimes lasting 2wks or more she doesn't have a high temperature with the cough. Any advice?

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My 5yr old suffers a lot with dry coughs sometimes lasting 2wks or more she doesn't have a high temperature with the cough. Any advice?

Yes: A recurrent dry cough such as you describe may represent asthma. You should see her pediatrician to discuss this and whether or not she would be a candidate for maintenance medications if consistent with persistent asthma. ...Read more

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3yr old has fever of 101.5 since last night, along with slight headache and belly ache..no vomiting, drinking well, very little appetite. Stuffy nose?

3yr old has fever of 101.5 since last night, along with slight headache and belly ache..no vomiting, drinking well, very little appetite. Stuffy nose?

Fever & cold: This sound like viral illness, control the fever with tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen & luke warm bathing, keeping the child hydrated & use saline nose drops, it helps to clear the nose, sooth the throat & calm the cough. If fever persisted or cough got worse, see you pediatrician. Good luck ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter has a very bad cold. She can't breathe, sneezing, low grade temp of 9.2. Temp and sneezing we can handle. The stuffy nose is ca?

My 3 year old daughter has a very bad cold. She can't breathe, sneezing, low grade temp of 9.2. Temp and sneezing we can handle. The stuffy nose is ca?

Decongestant: If the nasal congestion is the big problem at this point, you can start by trying nasal saline with a neti pot or any of the many over-the-counter saline solutions out there. These really can help reduce the swelling in the nose and help child breath easier. It's also ok to do a dose or two of Diphenhydramine (children's benadryl) to relieve significant congestion. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old has a high fever due to cough and cold.What antibiotic can I give her.Or any medicine..Tnx?

My 3 yr old has a high fever due to cough and cold.What antibiotic can I give her.Or any medicine..Tnx?

Symptomatic treatmen: Assuming this infection has started within the last few days it is most likely a viral illness. Antibiotics won't make a difference. Treatment is symptomatic. I would use Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for the fever or actually for the fact that she is feeling poorly as the fever itself is not a problem. For the cough i'd recommend a teaspoon of honey. Ina few days she'll feel better. ...Read more

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My 3yr old daughter has cough and high fever 38-39. Lab test results, hemoglbn, 109 hematocrit .32, RBC 3.42..Is it infection? Is cefalexin okay?

My 3yr old  daughter has cough and high fever  38-39. Lab test results, hemoglbn, 109 hematocrit .32, RBC 3.42..Is it infection? Is cefalexin okay?

It depends: If your doctor has examined your daughter and prescribed the antibiotic for a specific infection, she is in the best position to know what your child needs. There are a variety of causes of fever and cough in kids- some need antibiotics and some don't- but it depends on the exam your doctor does and what she finds. ...Read more

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If my 3 year old had a high fever but is now gone and has a bad cough to where he pukes should i take him to the doctor?

If my 3 year old had a high fever but is now gone and has a bad cough to where he pukes should i take him to the doctor?

Dehydration: If he is coughing and vomiting he is at risk of becoming dehydrated. Give him clears, monitor his urine output. If urine output significantly down and the he cannot keep clears down then go to the doctor. ...Read more

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My 3yr old suddenly has a fever and its bee going on since last night I am worrired they are high fever and he has a past of febril sezuires?

My 3yr old suddenly has a fever and its bee going on since last night I am worrired they are high fever and he has a past of febril sezuires?

See the pediatrician: Fever is the body's response to an illness. When a child's temperature changes suddenly, about 3% under age 5 will have a seizure. Luckily, only about 30% of children who have had a febrile seizure will ever have another one. That means 70% never will again. Keep him comfortable and see his doctor if the fever continues. Good luck! ...Read more

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My daughter 3 year old. Having high fever, we have given imol @ 10 pm. Again her body heated up. What next?

My daughter 3 year old. Having high fever, we have given imol @ 10 pm. Again her body heated up. What next?

High fever: Push fluid. Continue imol every 6-8 hours for fever over 101 if temp escalates place child in tub of warm water and have her sit there for a half hour.If no relief consult your doctor. ...Read more

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My 3-year old refuses to take any medication for high fever. What should I do?

My 3-year old refuses to take any medication for high fever. What should I do?

Supportive care: Warm bath, push fluids, consider Acetaminophen suppository rectally. Fever can reduce activity and create more water loss but otherwise is the body's way of engaging in attack. Supportive care can help to keep your child safer and feeling a little better. ...Read more

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3 year old daughter has rectal pain and high fever. What can it be?

3 year old daughter has rectal pain and high fever. What can it be?

Many possibilities: Speculation is of little value here. Your daughter should be seen asap by her pediatrician, examined, diagnosed and treated. Do not waste efforts to diagnose on internet. Have her seen. Hope she is better soon. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son have a high fever for three days and just started vomiting today.. His sister has a fever also. What could this be? What should I do

My 3 year old son have a high fever for three days and just started vomiting today.. His sister has a fever also. What could this be? What should I do

Probably viral but..: It is impossible to know for certain from these symptoms, but the most likely cause is a viral infection, possibly roseola, which is common in 3 yo's & has high fever with few other symptoms (though vomiting can be one of them). Classically the fever goes away after 3-5 days & then a rash appears, so it may be hard to know if he has this for a couple more days. Please see "comment" below for more. ...Read more

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My 3yr old has recurring high fever since 6 months old. Blood test shows she has an viral infection really will it last so long. Shes always on meds!!

My 3yr old has recurring high fever since 6 months old. Blood test shows she has an viral infection really will it last so long. Shes always on meds!!

Mgt.: A virtual consultation may be helpful to you and your PCP. I would suggest a complete evaluation for sources of possible infection, including secondary bacterial infections. Please discuss having a complete blood count, with differential, CRP and ESR along with Blood cultures while appearing ill.
Other considerations include a urinalysis and urine culture. Has she been screened for TB? ...Read more

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A 3 year old girl with a high fever of 103 and had a seizure yesterday and then today low body temperature 95. What should we do?

A 3 year old girl with a high fever of 103 and had a seizure yesterday and then today low body temperature 95. What should we do?

See pediatrician: You should have your child seen by your pediatrician. A temperature of 95 degrees is very low. think about how you took the temperature. Possible error in measurement. ...Read more

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My 3 year old grandbaby had high fever 5 days ago, since then everytime she tries to eat, she gags and throws up.Is constipated.Used enema.Little stool?

My 3 year old grandbaby had  high fever 5 days ago, since then everytime she tries to eat, she gags and throws up.Is constipated.Used enema.Little stool?

Have her evaluated: A good physical exam is needed to evaluate your grandchild's status. Close inspection of the mouth and throat and abdomen are essential. Historical facts to reveal include if her last stool was hard, pellet like or soft. Retained stool can be still backing her colon up. ...Read more

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3 year old had big tonsil high fever vomit for2 days then resolved,rash appear on cheek then spread all over after 2 d fever returns but low 38.2 dx?

3 year old had big tonsil high fever vomit for2 days then resolved,rash appear on cheek then spread all over after 2 d fever returns but low 38.2 dx?

This sounds like it: could be strep (including the rash), however, there are also viral illnesses that can cause the same symptoms. Please take your child to his/her doctor for a full examination and throat culture, so that he/she can be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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65 years old with bad cough and high fever. On zpak and not getting better.?

How long?: How long have symptoms been bothering you? How many of the zithromycin pills have you taken? It is a broad spectrum antibiotic, usually given 2 pills as a "loading" dose and 1 each day thereafter for 5 days. If not getting better at the end of medication, another consult with md is indicated. Pneumonia needs to ruled out, as it is a very serious problem for older patients. ...Read more

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My 4yr old son has a high fever dry cough and has vomited. What should I do?

My 4yr old son has a high fever dry cough and has vomited. What should I do?

Visit pediatrician: Symptoms your son exhibits requires an in office evaluation, especially with the high fever. Schedule an appointment this morning. ...Read more

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My 2yr 4mo old girl just started coughing really bad after havin high fever for 4 days. What can I give her over-the-counter for cough? Wht can help?

My 2yr 4mo old girl just started coughing really bad after havin high fever for 4 days. What can I give her over-the-counter for cough? Wht can help?

Needs to see Doctor: A 2 yr old with high fever for several days almost always has an infection. Some viral infections don't need treatment, but a bad cough suggests pneumonia +/- wheezing, because of the preceding fever. No otc medicines are made to treat such problems in a 2 yr old. A doctor's exam is needed to check for pneumonia, and antibiotics are needed if there is pneumonia. Other cough disorders are possible. ...Read more

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My 5 year old son had a high fever 104 this past saturday and a cough. Fever came down on wed. Now he is very weak and sleepy, no appetite either. ?

My 5 year old son had a high fever 104 this past saturday and a cough. Fever came down on wed. Now he is very weak and sleepy, no appetite either. ?

Need more info: Any other symptoms? Headach, wheezing, croupy cough, vomiting, sore throat, diarrhea, rash (if so, where on the body, what kind?, how long did it last?), any breathing problem? Body ache? Joint pain? Any medications given? Anybody else in the family or in his school sick? These information would help. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old has a high fever due to cough and cold.What antibiotic can I give her.Or any medicine..Tnx?

Symptomatic treatmen: Assuming this infection has started within the last few days it is most likely a viral illness. Antibiotics won't make a difference. Treatment is symptomatic. I would use Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for the fever or actually for the fact that she is feeling poorly as the fever itself is not a problem. For the cough i'd recommend a teaspoon of honey. Ina few days she'll feel better. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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High Fever (Definition)

High fever is a symptom in which a person's internal body temperature is quite high, usually above 102 degrees. Influenza (the flu), other infections, or serious inflammation are some conditions that ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more