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Why Wont My Child Stop Coughing
Needs immediate care: Your description of your child worries me. At that age, he may have inhaled a foreign body into his lungs, he could have an infection, an asthma attack - so many possibilities. Also, are immunizations up-to-date? Concerned about whooping cough (pertussis) with this history. This should not wait the weekend - he needs to be evaluated today! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything to do for a 3-1/2-year-old child who can not stop coughing (only 2-second pauses in between)? It is a wet cough accompanied with a fever.
Child has strep been on antibiotics since yesterday, taken 2 doses. Should he still have a fever? Its 101.5 plus a mucousy cough. When will fever stop
Treatment failure: Symptoms of an illness that will respond to a particular antibiotic usually start to improve within 3-4 days if the appropriate antibiotic was prescribed, and they were taken as directed. Relapse or persistence of symptoms is generally regarded as a treatment failure or inaccuracy of the original diagnosis (i.e. viral not bacterial). Fever from Strep usually resolves in 2-3 days with antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son coughs in the morning but stops pass 9am or 10am. Then he will cough again at night around 12midnight or 2am but it won't last 5 minutes during?
My four year old has a dry (wont stop) kind of cough ... Is there something i can give her to give her (and us) some relief?
Could be asthma: Cough medications are not a good idea in a young child. If the cough is persistent, worsens with running or is worse between 2 and 6 am, it could be asthma, particularly if there are allergies in the family. If the cough is persistent, see your doctor. Coughs sometimes respond to a steamy shower, try that until you figure it out. ...Read more
I cough and tried to remove my plem but my Adam apple also hurts and when it totally hurted me I stop but the pain won't go away its been 3 days now?
Visit needed: When having severe throat pain, I always consider strep throat as a possible cause. You may want to go to a walk-in clinic and be seen by a nurse practitioner or a family physician if you're able to. They can make a rapid diagnosis and if you need antibiotics provide you with a new prescription. ...Read more
Identify trigger: A cough is a response of the lungs to clear mucus. There are many reasons for a child to cough including infections, inflammation after infections, asthma, acid reflux, allergies, just to name a few. To appropriately treat a cough requires knowing what is causing the cough. An allergist or pulmonologist can assist in identifying the reason for the cough so a specific treatment can be offered. ...Read more
Viral croup: There are many viruses that will invade the upper airway of a kid 6m-8y and trigger an outpouring of mucous & cough that sounds like a seal barking. This is generally a 4-5 day illness with low grade temp but sometimes complicated by an ear infection.Some cases are quite dramatic, marked by late night scary events&trips to the er while daytime brings harsh voice.Have kid seen if signs are worrisom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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