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Son Coughing And High Fever
Visit pediatrician: Symptoms your son exhibits requires an in office evaluation, especially with the high fever. Schedule an appointment this morning. ...Read more
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 5 year old son had a high fever 104 this past saturday and a cough. Fever came down on wed. Now he is very weak and sleepy, no appetite either.?
Need more info: Any other symptoms? Headach, wheezing, croupy cough, vomiting, sore throat, diarrhea, rash (if so, where on the body, what kind?, how long did it last?), any breathing problem? Body ache? Joint pain? Any medications given? Anybody else in the family or in his school sick? These information would help. ...Read more
My 20 month old Son experienced a high fever of 102-103 for 24 hours, then fever completely broke followed by a pink dots rash all body. Wet cough?
Evaluation: You should take him to his doctor to be evaluated to find the cause so be treated, those symptom are possibility of viral infection. ...Read more
My son 15 months old has high fever for last 8 days continuous. Managed with pcm and antibiotics. No malaria, dengue, typhoid. Has cough too.?
My son is 20 months he had congestion and cough for 3 weeks this week he got an extremly high fever for 3 dys his gums are now very swollen and throat?
Infection: He may have had a viral infection with a secondary bacterial infection. Get him checked by his pediatrician ...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
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?
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 more
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
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?
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 more
My husband has had cold chills, a high fever, shaking and numbness all over with a deep cough. Is there something he can take? He has had broccidis many times before
High fever and chills are worrisome for a serious infection (bacterial or viral). He could have bronchitis again or even pneumonia or the flu. The only way to be sure is to seek out medical care. It is possible that he may need antibiotics if he has a bacterial infection.
By the date of this post almost a week has passed, hopefully he has improved or has seen a doctor by now. If not, he should go right away.
Take care. ...Read more
Can you get a 48 hour flu or cold? I had a high fever, cough, chills, and gross mucus for 2 days but earlier today my fever broken and I've been feeling good all day. This is unusually fast. Is it going to relapse? Or can short bugs exist?
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My 3 yr old has a high fever due to cough and cold. What antibiotic can I give her. Or any medicine. Tnx?
Symptomatic treatmen: Assuming this infection has started within the last few days it is most likely a viral illness. Antibiotics won't make a difference. Treatment is symptomatic. I would use Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for the fever or actually for the fact that she is feeling poorly as the fever itself is not a problem. For the cough i'd recommend a teaspoon of honey. Ina few days she'll feel better. ...Read more
If my 3 year old had a high fever but is now gone and has a bad cough to where he pukes should I take him to the doctor?
Two year old had high fever and cough. Was given amoxicillan. After ibuprofin. Her fever is better and she feels good. Could she have meningitis?
7mo. Has high fever, wet cough, all the signs of cold but its affecting everything she does.2 diff drs said flulike virus w/o tests&gave antibiotics?
Reasonable: Most 7 month olds as you describe have a viral illness that may progress into a bacterial condition. Antibiotics are reasonable treatment option. ...Read more
I am battling chest congestion, annoying cough, high fever with body aches and chills. What could it be?
Could be pneumonia.: I don't recommend that you battle this all by yourself. You should see a doctor. If that's impractical--it is Christmas eve--I'm sure one of our Health Tap doctors would be happy to do a virtual consult with you. A full audiovisual consult is a better choice than a text only consult in a case like this. Sorry you're feeling so bad. - ( ...Read more
I'm having high fever, headache, cold & cough, toes and finger are cold. I vomited in the afternoon. What I have to do?
Dehydration: You may be dehydrated from your cold or flu symptoms. Increase you fluids, water juice to tolerance. Keep hands and extremities warm. ...Read more
She has high fever last week for 2 days and her right tonsil looks swollen. She has cough too with phlegm. Yesterday she has fever again. What is this?
Moderate to high fever for 14hours now. Too much body/back pain before the fever started, no cough, no cold, heavy sweating after taking medicine, pai?
My 9 month old baby now has a cough and cold and her teeth started to grow. It's been 3 days tht she's having high fever. Is it normal? What should I do?
What causes chronic wheezing cough that drags on after a cold with high fever and peripheral neuropathy?
My 8 month old has had a fever a cough and runny nose, what is considerd a a high fever? What can I do to relieve her of the symtoms?
My 2 year old just had a chest xray and was diagnosed with bronchitis. He has no cough or other symptoms other than high fever. Does this make sense?
Easy over read: Radiologists often make a suggested diagnosis based on assumptions. You only order chest xrays if you suspect a chest finding. If the xray is taken before the kid takes a deep breath, it will look like bronchitis.The suggested label from the radiologist is just that, a suggestion, they also say this needs to have clinical correlation. The doc may have just used the label to finish the visit ...Read more
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