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4 Year Old Cough And Fever
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How common is it to have ear infection with vomitting (3 year old) does the vomit point to more than a simple ear inf? Cough and fever. Yes seeing doc
No: The answer is no.Does that help? ...Read more
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