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My 5 daughter has a bark sounding cough and fever what could it be?

My 5 daughter has a bark sounding cough and fever what could it be?

Croup?: She should be evaluated by a doctor. Barking cough is often associated with swelling in the voice box or breathing tube ( larynx and trachea.) the cause can be viral and bacterial. This should be evaluated asap. ...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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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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My 2year old daughter is now 2day sick, she has cold, cough and fever about 40-39°c at night but whole day its 38.3..Is this serious matter?

My 2year old daughter is now 2day sick, she has cold, cough and fever about 40-39°c at night but whole day its 38.3..Is this serious matter?

Fever, cold & cough: It sounds like your daughter is fighting an infection. Having fever is not necessarily bad. If her cough is getting worse and she has difficult breathing, and is not eating or drinking, she should be checked by her pediatrician. ...Read more

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My daughter has been having a fever going on 3 days now but she only has it at night and has really bad congestion and cough that sounds like a bark ?

My daughter has been having a fever going on 3 days now but she only has it at night and has really bad congestion and cough that sounds like a bark  ?

Croup: A barky cough in a child can be croup. A viral illness of the upper airways which causes soft tissue swelling. The child can have sore throat, fever and a cough. I do not know how old your daughter is but a fever and a cough may be a good reason to have her see a healthcare worker to make sure it is a viral illness and does not need any other treatment. ...Read more

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My daughter has a fever, cough, is losing her voice, sounds raspy, nd runny nose. What could this be? Should I take her to doctor or treat at home?

My daughter has a fever, cough, is losing her voice, sounds raspy, nd runny nose. What could this be? Should I take her to doctor or treat at home?

Depends: How old is your daughter? How long has she had a fever and how high? If your daughter is older than 3 months and fever has been less than 2 days and if pt is not in any distress then you can monitor at home for now. Based on the symptoms described this is most likely a viral URI causing laryngitis. If pt's fever > 101 and persisting for > 48 hrs and pt coughing a lot see the doctor soon ...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


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