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Severe Cough And High Fever
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
How can you ease an upper respiratory tract infection causing severe coughing and high fever in a two year old?
I have severe blood shot eyes, mild cough with mucus, high fever, bad migraine and swollen neck. What is the cause of these symptoms?
Can a severe reaction (such as swelling& high fever) to a whooping cough shot in the 50's cause an abnormal EEG and seizures in later life?
Pertussis vaccine: This would be unlikely, but anything is possible. A very rare yet serious side effect associated with this vaccine is the occurrence of seizures. The cdc reports seizures in association with the vaccine (although not necessarily causative) in one child out of 14, 000 who are immunized. This can lead to coma, brain damage and even death, but these side effects usually occur shortly after. ...Read more
Had dysphagia, odynophagia, high fever.Dr prscrbd cefixime 6 day course.Was ok fr 3-4 days, then my throat pain started again with severe dry cough.Abx?
Possibly: Whenever treatment fails or relapses, it would be good to see the doctor again for a new evaluation; the time course, response to therapy, or new symptoms often prompts a change in thought as to what the disease is. ...Read more
How long?: How long have symptoms been bothering you? How many of the zithromycin pills have you taken? It is a broad spectrum antibiotic, usually given 2 pills as a "loading" dose and 1 each day thereafter for 5 days. If not getting better at the end of medication, another consult with md is indicated. Pneumonia needs to ruled out, as it is a very serious problem for older patients. ...Read more
My 5 yr old the past 6 months he has had reoccurring upper respiratory, cough and high fever.. Steroids and amoxicillin twice now back now? What now
Mgt: If he is growing and otherwise well, his respiratory illnesses should resolve within about 10 days. The antibiotic will not treat a viral infection, but his PCP may have diagnosed an ear infection or other problem. If he has recurrent wheezing with respiratory infections, a plan for the use of a bronchodilator and steroids can be outlined. Virtual appointments can be booked online. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 3yr old daughter has cough and high fever 38-39. Lab test results, hemoglbn, 109 hematocrit .32, RBC 3.42..Is it infection? Is cefalexin okay?
It depends: If your doctor has examined your daughter and prescribed the antibiotic for a specific infection, she is in the best position to know what your child needs. There are a variety of causes of fever and cough in kids- some need antibiotics and some don't- but it depends on the exam your doctor does and what she finds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have swollen lymph nodes , runny nose , frequent cough , and high fever and weeze noise In lungs , what could this be?
Probably cold or flu: Probably just a bad cold or flu. But with "high fever" you need to contact your doctor. Maybe s/he will want to examine you to check for bronchitis or pneumonia that might need an antibiotic. If chills, shortess of breath, if you cough up any blood, or if you have other lung disease like asthma, do it now, even though it's Sunday pm. Otherwise it should be safe to wait until tomorrow. Good luck! ...Read more
My daughter that is almost 9 has a runny nose, bad cough and high fever for three days now. She is on antibiotics since Tuesday, nose spray and anti-histamines but keeps getting fevers. Is it too early to expect an improvement?
Viral infection: She most likely has a viral infection, hence the antibiotics not helping. Add some antipyretic for for fever and continue other treatment until symptoms improve. Should she not improve after few more days or if condition worsens then consult with gp again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had this bad cough and high fever lately, I get hot flashes a lot and am lightheaded. I'm 32 weeks pregnant and having green phlegm in my throat ?
I would like to have a diagnosis. On October 20-21 I experienced a high fever. I am currently experiencing a weak body, cough, and minor cold.
My hole house is sick. Kids had flu shot and not as bad or no high fever . Me and hubby have horrible cough and high fevers 102 can it be flu?
I have been diagnosed with bronchospasm and cough, hypoxa.
They have also told my my oxgen level was too low average of 88%.
And I get high fever ?
I'm a 40-year woman who has had a high fever for a week, accompanied by a cough productive of yellowish sputum. On phy?
My 3 y/o daughter had high fever few days ago. After she recovered from fever, she now hvg a dry cough. is it okay for me to feed her fluimucil?
Wrong treatment : Fluimucil ( mucomyst) is used as an antidote for acetaminophen overdose and for diseases of increased secretion in the lungs. Your daughter likely had inflammation in her lungs from her infection. Not the same as increased mucus. Cough suppressants are never recommended in this age group, but there are meds that help. If she still has a wheeze or difficulty breathing, go to her doctor ...Read more
My 2yr 4mo old girl just started coughing really bad after havin high fever for 4 days. What can I give her over-the-counter for cough? Wht can help?
Needs to see Doctor: A 2 yr old with high fever for several days almost always has an infection. Some viral infections don't need treatment, but a bad cough suggests pneumonia +/- wheezing, because of the preceding fever. No otc medicines are made to treat such problems in a 2 yr old. A doctor's exam is needed to check for pneumonia, and antibiotics are needed if there is pneumonia. Other cough disorders are possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
9 yr old w high fever for 6 days + today w high of 101.3 w/out any Rx. Saw dr > 72 hrs and all clear just cough now. Ok 4 summer camp activities now?
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