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My 5 Daughter Has A Bark Sounding Cough And Fever What Could It Be
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
My 6 mo baby is coughing and it sounds like she has phlegm. She also has a runny nose. What remedies can I give her?
Cough: At age 6 months there are really no medications to use. The best things to use are saline nose drops and her bulb syringe, a cool mist humidifier, and momma love. if she is having fevers or the symptoms are persistent for several days then I would take her into her doctor for an evaluation. Any wheezing or difficulty breathing requires immediate evaluation. ...Read more
My son has a horriable muscy cough and i can hear his chest rattling very bad what could it be. He is two and he also has a fever with it.
Go to the Doctor: You have a very ill child. PLEASE sign off of the internet and get this child to his physician for urgent medical attention, evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
My 9 month old has a cough, runny nose. It sounds wet and he has started to sound like its rattling. Should itake him in to be seen? No fever
My daughter has a goupy eye (she is almost 2). He also has a bad runny nose. Should I be concerned?
Be seen by MD: The one year old should be seen and examined to rule out ear infection and other issues. though you did not mention fever, the eye findings and "bad runny nose" may be associated with a need for medications. No bottles to bed empty or full, as this can increase chances of ear infection, choking and cavities in front teeth. Hope everything will be fine. ...Read more
My 4 month old has a fever of 100.1 and she has a cough and runny nose is there anything that i can give her?
Baby cold: There is not much medicine available for young infants. Usually if the baby still has a good appetite and the fever is just 100, it most likely is a virus. Some remedies are to use a hot steam vaporizor, Normal Saline nose drops and nasal suction and could give some acetominophen if approved by your doctor. The dose is based on weight. Ask your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5mth old has a cold(i think). He has a runny nose(which is sticky), cough, && sneezing.Could it be a cold or allergies ? It been like this for a wk
Cold versus allergy: A cold is unlikely to last for more than several days, and might be linked to a low-grade fever. However, an allergy can cause itchy eyes, sneezing, and a runny nose for weeks at a time. It's sometimes difficult to tell, especially during the Spring in the Northeast. Check with the child's pediatrician to see if there are any other signs/symptoms of an upper respiratory infection ('cold'). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5 month old has a barky cough and is really congested sounding. He also has a temp of 101.1 and is teething. Should we taking to dr or er?
My daughter ran a temp of a 102 accompanied by a barky cough. I am sure she has the croope. But she also has this horrible wheezing on top on it?
M.D. visit: A variety of viruses may trigger both croup and asthma. Treatment of asthma includes albuterol and possibly inhaled steroids. If the cough is barky she may have inflammation of the upper airway and keeping the air moist with a humidifier may help relieve the cough. It is important to follow up with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a serious cough that sounds like a seal bark, it is productive and is associated with asthma. Should i be concerned everyone in my house has it?
U need treatment: See u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Hi my son is 2 he is breathing in at the ribs has cold and a really bad cough just worried if he has phemomia or somtimg?
Doctor can evaluate: A 2 year-old who is breathing hard and is pulling in between his ribs should be examined by a doctor now. He may be having asthma symptoms, bronchiolitis symptoms, or pneumonia. After the doctor evaluates him, he may or may not be cleared to return home, with follow-up dependent on how severe his symptoms are, and on what his diagnosis and past medical history is. ...Read more
My son just turned 1 last month. He has a congested nose but it is runny, is sneezing a lot, and coughing as well. Is there anything I can give him?
My 5 month old has a temp of 100.2 she has a runny nose and has been crying on and off. What could this be? Is it concerning? What should I do?
Many causes: As a fellow midwesterner, i know there is still lots of RSV and some influenza b still around. With low grade fever like she has, i suspect a virus causing a cold (upper respiratory infection or "uri", could be RSV if coughing alot or wheezing with it. Getting more fussy (crying on and off), could indicate a complication like an ear infection, which commonly accompanies colds in babies. ...Read more
My 10 month old son's body is extremely warm; but, strangely he doesn't have a temperature. He does have a runny nose and cough. What could be wrong?
Viral Cold: Regarding his "feeling warm" but not having a temp, you can be reassured he doesn't have a fever. If he is just starting a runny nose and a cough, then he most likely has a viral cold. I have found in my practice experience that it is not unusual at the outset of an illness for parents to subjectively feel that the child is warm, despite the child not measuring a fever, so its pretty common! ...Read more
Time to see the Dr.: Many possibilities, but with what you are describing, he needs to be seen for a full evaluation. ...Read more
My son has a fever and a mucus sounding cough he is sleeping and coughed 2 and then i heard him " whoop" is this pertusiss?Am i over reacting?
Should i be concerned if my son was up all night with a croupy cough, he also has asthma. Is it asthma or something else?
Asthma with croup?: You did not say how old your son is? It is possible to have croup in addition to asthma or reactive airway disease. Rsv (respiratory syncytial virus) is also a possibility, particularly in children under 1 year. Best to have a low tolerance and seek the care of your pediatrician. ...Read more
4 year old child has a bad sore throat and he is talking funny (like in strep). He has ha, stomachache, and his mouth and legs hurt. He also has low grade fever, runny nose and is sneezing. Does it sound like he might have strep?
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