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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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4 year old boy has a fever, 38-38.8 only respond to Nurofen and for panadol fever not going down. He had cough/ runny nose for couple of days.

4 year old boy has a fever, 38-38.8 only respond to Nurofen and for panadol fever not going down. He had cough/ runny nose for couple of days.

See Your Doctor Now: Fever is an indicator of infection which can have numerous causes. Young children are particularly vulnerable to serious complications. Be aware that children have limited communication skills. Cues that identify significant illness can be missed, leading to delayed medical care. This can have disastrous consequences. See your doctor now for prompt, correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Rhinitis (Definition)

This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more


Dr. Nadia Ghattas
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My 4 year old lol is getting frequent respiratory infections with runny nose, cough and fever. Her BT shows Relative neutrophilia. please help.

My 4 year old lol is getting frequent respiratory infections with runny nose, cough and fever. Her BT shows Relative neutrophilia. please help.

Recurrent URI: If your child is attending daycare that is a very good reason for recurrent URI, her elevated neutrophil count is expected as a response to these infections, make sure she is up to date with her immunization & annual flu vaccine, give her vitamins daily & healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits & vegitables. IF this problem continues check back with her pediatrician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dr. Rani Gereige
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4 year old in school, coughing, red spots on soft pallet roof of mouth, says mouth hurts, runny nose(spots are not blisters). Causes?

4 year old in school, coughing, red spots on soft pallet roof of mouth, says mouth hurts, runny nose(spots are not blisters). Causes?

Most likely viral: Could be hand foot and mouth disease (if there are bumps on foot and hands) - which is a virus, or can be cused by other visrues or if he has a sore throat it can be strep. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Four year old has had a runny nose and cough all week, now has fever. Was already on an antibiotic with a cough for two weeks prior.

Four year old has had a runny nose and cough all week, now has fever. Was already on an antibiotic with a cough for two weeks prior.

How high?: If the fever is under 102 , it is likely a viral infection . Another explanation would be that the antibiotic used for the prior infection is not the right one. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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What should you give a 4 year old for cough/runny nose for 3-4 weeks what should I do?

What should you give a 4 year old for cough/runny nose for 3-4 weeks what should I do?

See doctor.: If your child has had cough & runny nose nonstop for that long, it's time to see the doctor to see if there's a bacterial infection or allergies as the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Paulhus
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My 2 year old had a bad cough and a runny nose. What can I give him or do for him?

Symptom relief: Keep an eye on his temperature and activity level. An active, playful, and energetic child is a reassuring sign. Encourage fluids. As much as possible, keep him away from others, as what he has is probably contagious. Honey can relieve coughs and soothe throats. Have him checked by his doctor to determine if he needs any kind of treatment, or just time for this illness to resolve. ...Read more

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Dr. Bin Sung
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Dr. Katharine Cox
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4 year old daughter has had bad cough and runny nose for 9 days. Now she has white bump on tongue and says it hurts. Related?

4 year old daughter has had bad cough and runny nose for 9 days. Now she has white bump on tongue and says it hurts. Related?

Likely: She has had a lengthy illness and her body may be having trouble fighting it. It may be an ulcer on her tongue related to this illness or a new illness, particularly if she is in a child are environment. Have her checked by your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Anand
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4 year old with runny nose, cough at times complaning of neck pain specially when lukin down. Can it be just flu?

4 year old with runny nose, cough at times complaning of neck pain specially when lukin down. Can it be just flu?

Consult doctor: Your 4 years old may be having flu with cough and running nose,but neck pain when looking down may be muscular pain ,injury to neck or any infection causing pain . He needs to be examined by your doctor for flu or another infection ,to rule out meningitis . ...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


Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Runny Nose (Definition)

Mucus fluid from the nose, usually caused by ...Read more


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