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What can I do my 7 month old has a cough and fever?

What can I do my 7 month old has a cough and fever?

Fluids/monitor: Your 7mo is due for 5-7 uri's/yr to age 5 & most can be monitored at home. Playful times/fluid intake enough to wet diapers every 6hr/breathing not too noticable all suggest home care ok. Lack of play/noticable incresaed work to breathe/poor fluid intake all suggest a dr visit in order.Nasal saline helps keep the nose clear & tylenol (acetaminophen) as a comfort med may help. ...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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My 17 month old has a really bad cough and fever, not acting himself either. What could this be?

My 17 month old has a really bad cough and fever, not acting himself either.  What could this be?

Could be viral: Usually it is a virus that causes cough and fever, but it can often be bacterial. If he does not improve with tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, call your pediatrician or go to the nearest emergency room if your child had trouble breathing. ...Read more

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Reoccurring short periods of sore throat, congestion, cough and fever (101-102) every 9-12 months the past few years. Had mono age 15, causing this?

Reoccurring short periods of sore throat, congestion, cough and fever (101-102) every 9-12 months the past few years. Had mono age 15, causing this?

Not uncommon: Having one or two episodes of short lived viral infections a year is pretty normal. Viral infections last 3 to 7 days typically. Typically it will happen in the winter months. ...Read more

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My five year old daughter has had a cough and fever for four days now, but only at night time. Should she a physician or allow to run it's course?

My five year old daughter has had a cough and fever for four days now, but only at night time. Should she  a physician or allow to run it's course?

Suggestions: Most viral illnesses resolve by day 10. If there is a fever for more than 2-3 days, I would suggest seeing your physician. The head of the bed can be at an angle of 30 degrees and nasal saline will help decrease post nasal drip. ...Read more

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My six year old has a 102 fever and the flu has visited our house ? Does he need to go to the doctor? He is generally healthy. His father is currently sick with a fever and flu like symptoms. Mom has had a cough and fever the past 2 weeks. Older broth

My six year old has a 102 fever and the flu has visited our house ?  Does he need to go to the doctor? He is generally healthy.  His father is currently sick with a fever and flu like symptoms.  Mom has had a cough and fever the past 2 weeks.  Older broth

Fevers : Fevers for the most part aren't dangerous and are just the body's natural reaction to fighting off an infection. Most of these infections are viral and may be accompanied by runny nose, sore throat, congestion, mild rash, or nothing at all. Since fevers aren't dangerous, we usually treat the fever with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen just to make the child more comfortable as their body fights the illness. "red flags" that we look for with fever to indicate something more serious is going on are: -fevers that last 5 days or more -fevers persistently above 104f orally -a child that acts very sick - very irritable or difficult to wake -difficulty breathing -vomiting, diarrhea, refusal to drink, or dehydration -a purple rash, esp on the legs -stiff neck -any complaints of pain such as the ear, throat, stomach or a joint of course, use your judgement. If you are worried about your child, give his doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to treat my 7 year olds bad cough and fever?

How to treat my 7 year olds bad cough and fever?

Normal means: Treat the symptoms: cough syrup, advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) are sufficient. If symptoms persist or increase, visit with an md. ...Read more

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My 2year old daughter is now 2day sick, she has cold, cough and fever about 40-39°c at night but whole day its 38.3..Is this serious matter?

My 2year old daughter is now 2day sick, she has cold, cough and fever about 40-39°c at night but whole day its 38.3..Is this serious matter?

Fever, cold & cough: It sounds like your daughter is fighting an infection. Having fever is not necessarily bad. If her cough is getting worse and she has difficult breathing, and is not eating or drinking, she should be checked by her pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat my 2.5 yr old sons cough and fever? It's a very dry racking cough, almost looks like he'd vomit, and 101.5 fever.

Fluids, humidiity: There are not any good/effective cough medicines that are helpful in this age group. Increasing fluid intake will help, as will using a humidifier. Sometimes a spoonful of honey will help settle the cough. If the cough persists, i encourage you to see your pediatrician to make sure there is no indication of pneumonia (esp. Since he's had fever) or any bronchospasm/wheezing needing different meds. ...Read more

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3yr old has cough and fever for 4 days, doctor gave cefalexin and ambroxsol..No fever now but has cough still, what should I do?

3yr old has cough and fever for 4 days, doctor gave cefalexin and ambroxsol..No fever now but has cough still, what should I do?

Cough: Cough can help clear the tubes from the lung be cleared of debris from infection and may be beneficial while the infection is healing. You can get otc preps from your friendly pharmacist to help reduce the frequency and severity but sounds like they are on the path to recovery. Best. ...Read more

Cough And Fever (Definition)

A cough is the forceful exhalation to clear breathing passages it may be an indication of illness or normal depending upon the source. Fever is just the descriptor of ...Read more


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