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Should A Child Go Swimming When He Has A Chest Cold
Exercise a cold?: There is a very simple rule. If your symptoms are above the neck, do anything you want. If your symptoms are also below the neck -- fever, muscle aches, fatigue, for example -- you should avoid exertion. Sitting in warm water is not a problem with a cold, but anything that makes you shiver will just make it harder to fight off your illness. A chest cold is just a cold with post nasal drip. ...Read more
Possibly: The first thing to do is to find the cause. If he coughs in his sleep without waking, it might be an exaggerated reflex caused by bad diet. If you look at other answers that I have offered you will see that the children of U.S.A. Are being made sick in many ways because their nervous systems are being made hyperactive by the standard american diet (spells sad!). ...Read more
My seven year old has a hoarse cough and his chest hurts when he has these coughing fits? Should he see his doctor or wait it out? Thank you
Depends on timing: If he has only had symptoms for a day or two then there is a high probability he has a viral upper respiratory tract infection. In that case his symptoms should improve within a few days. If he is having trouble breathing or if he has a high fever or if he is unable to eat or drink, these are all reasons to take him to the doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on variables: This varies with the intensity of the symptoms and your need for travel.If you know you will have available backup healthcare where you are going it is less a problem.If the kids misery would make the trip a real burden i would consider delaying or skipping it altogether. ...Read more
My 20 month old has a cold with a runny nose, coughing and wheezes when he breathes. Is there anything he can take for the coughing?
I have a 7 month old son who has a cold, and his nose is running a lot? Is there something i can give him so it can dry his nose up some?
Hello , my 1 year 1/2 old baby sounds like he has a cheat congestion when he breaths . He does not have a cold or a cough . What can it be?
My daughter has a wet cough and she doesn't have a fever or a runny nose and I gave her a breathing treatment but it didn't work what should I do?
Is there a good chance I'll get sick with a cold if my roommate is sick and he doesn't cover his mouth when he coughs/sneezes?
If my 9 month old has a fever but is already on antibiotics should I let her sleep in just a diaper? With or with out blanket
Is it normal for a child to get croup within 24hrs after a tonsillectomy? My 6 yr old sounds really croupy when he crys and coughs. What should I do?
Intubation?: sometimes for tonsillectomy they will put a breathing tube between the vocal cords to protect the airway and to breathe during the procedure. Sometimes this will cause irritation of the upper airway. As long as your child is not having any shortness of breath it should be ok; if he is then you should call the surgeon. Keeping your child hydrated and keep his room cool and humidified ...Read more
My 3yo has a fever of 102.5 she is sleeping. Should i wake to give medicine or is it better to let fever do its job? She has a slight cough.
My 6 month son has been sick for a month now with a cough. He does get a fever, but it comes and goes. When he coughs he tends to throw up.
8 year old son constantly coughing and then being sick with it he's got asthma and is on montelukast does he need to see a doctor?
My 2 1/2 year old son has a little runny nose, a wet cough. He seems to breath with a noise as he breathes. Its hard to explain but he fully active.?
Nasal noise: The nose & upper airway of small kids is a bit rubbery & vibrates when additional air is moving through with a cough or deep breath.This can produce lots of odd sounds/squeaks. The inner membranes of the nose can swell & constrict the nasal passages increasing the noise & vibrations.A kids general play activity is a good gauge of how sick they are, so this sounds minor. ...Read more
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