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4yr old toddler fever, headache. No cough no mucus. After fever has calm down she plays and eats. Shes had fever on and off for 3 days?

4yr old toddler fever, headache. No cough no mucus. After fever has calm down she plays and eats. Shes had fever on and off for 3 days?

Might need to see dr: Keep track of the time that she has had fever and how high would it reach. A constant fever for 3 days need to be checked to find the source of infection. If is on and off is more difficult to assess. You say is playful and that's very good sign. ...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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What is the best fever and cough nedicine for a toddler?

What is the best fever and cough nedicine for a toddler?

No cough meds: There are NO GOOD cough medicines for toddlers. The studies very clearly show they don't work and have undesirable side effects. Try some honey in tea, warm showers and a humidifier. With regard to fever reducer, remember fever is just a symptom and doesn't usually "need" treatment. However, if the child is feeling bad because of the fever, then acetaminophen and ibuprofen work equally as well. ...Read more

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Toddler has cough /low grade fever. He's in great spirits but cough seems like it's getting worse. Is it normal for cough to get worse before better?

Toddler has cough /low grade fever. He's in great spirits but cough seems like it's getting worse. Is it normal for cough to get worse before better?

Cough: It is common for upper respiratory symptoms to get worst before better but if cough continuously gets worst, does not improve, has associated difficulty breathing, fever, not eating well, not sleeping well from cough then needs to seen by his/ her physician. ...Read more

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Toddler has had mild cold and cough for past 3 days - no fever. Last night he got a fever 101.5 and is now coughing regularly. Should i be concerned?

Toddler has had mild cold and cough for past 3 days - no fever. Last night he got a fever 101.5 and is now coughing regularly. Should i be concerned?

Maybe: Many colds eventually trigger middle ear infections or other secondary infections. You may want to contact the kids doc before the weekend and discuss the symptom pattern for guidance. A visit may or may not be needed. ...Read more

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Toddler has congestion and cough, is it common for her to have a headache with this? No fever

Toddler has congestion and cough, is it common for her to have a headache with this? No fever

See Your Doctor Now: Upper respiratory infections are common in children; body aches & headache can occur however headache can be a sign of more serious illness or complications such as sinus infection, meningitis. & more. Be aware toddlers have limited communication skills & cues to worsening or severity of illness are easily missed. See your child's doctor now for correct diagnosis & prompt treatment. ...Read more

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My child (4 years) has a fever every night for the last ten days. During the day he is quite active. He eats and drinks less and has a cough. ?

My child (4 years) has a fever every night for the last ten days. During the day he is quite active. He eats and drinks less and has a cough.
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Mgt: He may have an infection of the respiratory tract. Has he been screened for TB? Is there a chest radiograph, complete blood count available for review. If this persists or worsens, please see your PCP. In the meantime, a virtual appointment can be scheduled to further detail. ...Read more

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Child had fever now has cough and nausea what is it?

Child had fever now has cough and nausea what is it?

Cough: This may be a viral upper respiratory infection. The nausea may be from swallowing mucus. I would want to make sure there isn't a more serious illness like pneumonia. It would be a good idea to see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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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