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My five year old daughter has had a cough and fever for four days now, but only at night time. Should she a physician or allow to run it's course?

My five year old daughter has had a cough and fever for four days now, but only at night time. Should she  a physician or allow to run it's course?

Suggestions: Most viral illnesses resolve by day 10. If there is a fever for more than 2-3 days, I would suggest seeing your physician. The head of the bed can be at an angle of 30 degrees and nasal saline will help decrease post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more

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How to treat my 7 year olds bad cough and fever?

How to treat my 7 year olds bad cough and fever?

Normal means: Treat the symptoms: cough syrup, advil or tylenol are sufficient. If symptoms persist or increase, visit with an md. ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Try over the counter cough medications at the start of a cough
Daily
If the coughing persists or worsens, see a doctor promptly
Once
If you have chest pain or shortness of breath with cough, see a doctor
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My 9 year old son has cough and fever for last 5 day.he has been given hepatis b vaccine before that.now his ESR level is 69.what should i do?

My 9 year old son has cough and fever for last 5 day.he has been given hepatis b vaccine before that.now his ESR level is 69.what should i do?

See his doctor: The ESR (sed rate) is a test for inflammation. There could be an infection or some other inflammatory process going on. It's unlikely to have anything to do with the Hepatitis B vaccine. See his doctor to find out what treatment is needed. ...Read more

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2 year old with croup cough and fever. Hospital gave steroid shot when will the heavy breathing stop!?

2 year old with croup cough and fever. Hospital gave steroid shot when will the heavy breathing stop!?

Croup: It's important to differentiate the heavy breathing: Is it fast but comfortable? Is it fast and looks labored? Is it fast and noisy? If it's noisy, is it a congested, phlegmy sound? Is it stridor (higher pitched and mostly heard while breathing in?). The fever can make breathing fast. Croup/cold can also contribute to fast breathing as well as provide congestion sounds. These will just take time ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Take an expectorant
2x day
Use ginger and turmeric to help with cough and inflammation
2x day
If not better in 3 days, consult doctor to possibly get an antibiotic
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My 2 year old has had a cough and fever of 102 for over a week now. Antibiotics and cough meds not working. Cbc and chest xray clear. What now?

VIRAL INFECTION ?: Hyperpyrexia with cough for 1 week. Negative CBC and chest xray. If the child is eating and fever goes down with antipyretic, he is playful, most probably it is viral infection lasting for a week. He will start to recover. If he gets worse, your md is there to help you. ...Read more

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My six year old has a 102 fever and the flu has visited our house ? Does he need to go to the doctor? He is generally healthy. His father is currently sick with a fever and flu like symptoms. Mom has had a cough and fever the past 2 weeks. Older broth

Fevers : Fevers for the most part aren't dangerous and are just the body's natural reaction to fighting off an infection. Most of these infections are viral and may be accompanied by runny nose, sore throat, congestion, mild rash, or nothing at all. Since fevers aren't dangerous, we usually treat the fever with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen just to make the child more comfortable as their body fights the illness. "red flags" that we look for with fever to indicate something more serious is going on are: -fevers that last 5 days or more -fevers persistently above 104f orally -a child that acts very sick - very irritable or difficult to wake -difficulty breathing -vomiting, diarrhea, refusal to drink, or dehydration -a purple rash, esp on the legs -stiff neck -any complaints of pain such as the ear, throat, stomach or a joint of course, use your judgement. If you are worried about your child, give his doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
Once
Take over-the-counter antitussive medicine (such as Robitussin)
Once
If short of breath, chest pain, fever, or worsened cough, call Dr.
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Cough And Fever (Definition)

A cough is the forceful exhalation to clear breathing passages it may be an indication of illness or normal depending upon the source. Fever is just the descriptor of ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more

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