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Cough And Fever (Overview)

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 an elevated body temperature.


Cough And Fever (Overview)

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 an elevated body temperature.


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What does it mean if I have cough and fever?

What does it mean if I have cough and fever?

Infection: You may have an upper or lower respiratory tract infection. If your symptoms include shortness of breath and chest pain you should see the doctor. ...Read more

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Treating a Fever (Tip)

Treating a Fever

Always document how high the fever is and when you administered any medications for reference. ...See more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Try over-the-counter cough medications at the start of a cough
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If the coughing persists or worsens, see a doctor promptly
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If you have chest pain or shortness of breath with cough, see a doctor
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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 (acetaminophen) are sufficient. If symptoms persist or increase, visit with an md. ...Read more

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What cold cough and fever medicine should I take at work?

What cold cough and fever medicine should I take at work?

Probably stay home: You are likely to be infecting your coworkers. If you have to work and want to minimize symptoms, there are many otc products. For cough, choose one which contains dextromethorphan (usually designated by dm on the bottle. Aspirin or Acetaminophen will help your fever and achiness, and you may also benefit from a decongestant. Look at the bottles or ask pharmacist. ...Read more

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Treating a Fever (Tip)

Treating a Fever

Fever is body's natural way to kill off what is making you sick. It is actually a good thing. ...See more

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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Don't panic! Most fevers is uncomfortable, but harmless.
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Take the appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen
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Try cool compresses -- they may be soothing
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See your doctor if your fever is higher than 102 for more than 2 days
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I'd really like to know how to cure cold and cough, fever?

I'd really like to know how to cure cold and cough, fever?

No cure...: There is no cure for the common cold, which can cause cough and fever. It is usually due to a viral infection so symptoms are treated while the infection runs its course, usually over several days to a week or so. See your doctor if symptoms are severe or worsening over time. ...Read more

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


Dr. Mark Diamond
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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