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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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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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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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My 3 year old has a runny nose its clear and cough , and fever 102.6 . Not sure if its allergies or a cold . What should I do ? Allergy medicine?

My 3 year old has a runny nose its clear  and cough , and fever 102.6 . Not sure if its allergies or a cold . What should I do ? Allergy medicine?

Viral or StrepThroat: Mild nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc., except that allergies don't cause a 102.6 fever. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away", which means within the first 3 days of a strep throat infection. ...Read more

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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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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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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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3yr old has cough and fever for 4 days, doctor gave cefalexin and ambroxsol..No fever now but has cough still, what should I do?

3yr old has cough and fever for 4 days, doctor gave cefalexin and ambroxsol..No fever now but has cough still, what should I do?

Cough: Cough can help clear the tubes from the lung be cleared of debris from infection and may be beneficial while the infection is healing. You can get otc preps from your friendly pharmacist to help reduce the frequency and severity but sounds like they are on the path to recovery. Best. ...Read more

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What can I do my 7 month old has a cough and fever?

What can I do my 7 month old has a cough and fever?

Fluids/monitor: Your 7mo is due for 5-7 uri's/yr to age 5 & most can be monitored at home. Playful times/fluid intake enough to wet diapers every 6hr/breathing not too noticable all suggest home care ok. Lack of play/noticable incresaed work to breathe/poor fluid intake all suggest a dr visit in order.Nasal saline helps keep the nose clear & tylenol as a comfort med may help. ...Read more

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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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