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Viral Illness In Past 3 Weeks
How long can a fever last in a toddler with a viral illness? It comes and goes. Fever began 3 days ago.
Up to a week: Many viral illnesses that would last 24-48 hr in an adult will remain symptomatic in toddlers for a week. As long as they keep up with their fluid needs (wet at least every 6-8 hr) their system will usually self heal. A worsening of symptoms or change in behaviors may indicate a new secondary infection requiring a recheck. ...Read more
Viral illness? In 3 ex-preemie bpders. Chest pain- lower lungs/diaphram? Temps 99-101. Rhonchorous, some whz. How many days b4 cxr is reasonable?
Pneumonia: Need more info, particularly the age of these kids. Generally they should be seen and examined and if abnormalities by exam then cxr is a reasonable follow-up procedure. If they are being seen by a pediatrician, follow their guidance. Good luck and hope they are better soon. ...Read more
I've had lump in throat feeling for 2+ weeks. History of GERD. I also have a viral illness right now. Any chance the lump feeling is related to virus?
Lump in throat for 2 weeks, history of GERD. Also have viral illness. How do u tell the diff btwn viral-related lump feeling & GERD-related? Cancer?
Globus sensation?: Do you experience the feeling of a ball or lump in the back of your throat that you have to swallow past? If so, this is "globus." Alternatively, you may have laryngo-esophaeal reflux without heartburn. Sometimes, the actual swallowing mechanism may be impaired due to "spasms," dysmotility, or inflammation. A gastroenterologist or ear-nose-throat specialist is a good starting point for evaluation ...Read more
Ok so probable viral illness. Is this common this time of year? I need to be very well by monday. Whats the best treatment?
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