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Son Coughing And High Fever
Youngster colds: Are really hard to evaluate and if conservative care at home (taking things to manage her fever, fluids to prevent dehydration, etc) are not working, you must go to the er to be treated. Very high temperatures can cause seizures and even injury so if you have a local doctor, ask him/her for what parameters you need to be on the look out for. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
See doctor: Sounds like a respiratory infection. However it is impossible to make a diagnosis based on 3 symptoms in one sentence. ...Read more
Depends on how long: most likely caused by a viral illness if symptoms have been there for less than 10-14 days. Keep your child hydrated by offering lots of fluids like water, pedialyte, diluted Gatorade. You can give acetaminophen for fever or discomfort. If symptoms longer than 10-14 days or fever longer than 5 days, see your doctor. ...Read more
Unsure: First, the typical public use of the term "flu" is a misnomer. "influenza", the real "flu" is primarily a respiratory illness and needs to be diagnosed through specific testing at the hospital or doctor's office. The coughing and fever could be from that. The vomiting is more likely related to what many describe as "the flu" but is more correctly called a viral illness. Best to see your doctor. ...Read more
Diarrhea, sore throat, congestion, cough, high fever which is now a low grade fever with sweating, headache. Flu or upper respitory tract infection?
Viral syndrome: Your child likely has a viral infection which may develop a secondary bacterial sinusitis or bronchitis. Keep her warm and well hydrated. May use OTC flu symptom relief; however, I would recommend consulting her pediatrician for a definitive evaluation and treatment, especially if symptoms do not improve significantly in 24 hours. ...Read more
3 yr old with 2 days of runny nose and cough. Now fever and vomiting with chills. Should I be worried?
2 y o fever/vomitURT: . How high is fever? Can the child drink? May now have bacterial infection superimposed on viral infection. Keep fever down with tylenol (acetaminophen) motrin if not allergic( too high fever can have seizures), make sure can drink or take ice pops to keep hydrated. Follow up with doctor today call this AM ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My five year old has been with high fever of up to 104. Shesuffers from asthma and gets seizures from high fever.She also has a runny nose, is coughing and is vomitingnon-stop. What should I do?
My 9 month old daughter has cold she's coughing a lot and bcoz of phlegm she cat breath properly n also her fever is increasing i'm giving her advil (ibuprofen)?
Bacterial: I''m not sure how long these symptoms have been going on, but it is certainly possible that she has developed a secondary bacterial infection involving her ears, sinuses and/or chest. She should probably be evaluated by her doctor to determine whether she needs an antibiotic. ...Read more
Infection: Sounds like infection of some type.Often symptoms of a throat infection.Hydrate, keep comfortable and if terribly uncomfortable, check with your doctor.Otherwise the symptoms are too vague to pin down any further. ...Read more
2yo with flu high fever puking chills sore throat cough runny nose he keeps spitting like his mouth taste bad! what to give besides tylenol (acetaminophen) ibuprofen?
Clear fluids: Give small amounts of pedialyte of chicken broth sweetened with a small amount of sugar to prevent dehydration. If you start with 1/2 tsp every 10-15 minutes you can often give enough fluids to prevent or treat dehydration. Increase amount of 1/2 tsp every hour or so as tolerated. Your child sounds like one the pediatrician should see. May want to do a rapid strep screen & assess for dehydration. ...Read more
My 16 year old son has high fever, chills, constipation, nausea, and sore throat. What should I do?
Maybe: But with the high fevers recommend you have your child evaluated. Children are resilient, but when they get bad, they get bad quickly. Want to be sure you are not dealing with a pneumonia that could worsen quickly. Please have your child seen asap. Thanks. Dr R ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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