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One and a half baby with wet cough and fever giving tylenol (acetaminophen) looking for an over-the-counter medicine he weighs almost 40lbs?

Pediatric medication. Check with your pharmacist for children's dimetapp and or cough medication ( infant drops). Consult your pediatrician re: cough and fever. Read more...
Workup/Mgt. It is important to determine the underlying cause of the wet cough. If he is coughing and vomiting, has a high fever or difficulty breathing, he may need antibiotics. Most respiratory infections at this age are caused by viruses and can be treated with hydration, nasal saline drops with gentle suction to reduce cough caused by post nasal drip. Most colds with wet coughs clear up by day 8. Read more...

I have 2 kids (2&4) w/rattling cough. We have all had allergies/runny noses. Both had low fever brought down w/1 dose tylenol (acetaminophen). No fever for 2 days.?

Cannot diagnose. They may have had a mild viral uri, allergies, or something entirely different. It is impossible to diagnose illnesses without seeing patients, and furthermore answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. Read more...

5-year old with a low grade fever between 101 and 102 for 2 days. Cough. Healthy appetite. No complaints in terms of throat, etc. Should we continue to treat with Children's Tylenol (acetaminophen) or see Doctor?

Give another day . Most likely the child has an upper respiratory viral infection, which resolved in 5-7 days with symptomatic treatment only like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin. If fevers persists beyond a week, child should be examined for any secondary bacterial infection which generally needs antibiotics. . Read more...

Have had fever since three days and it keeps coming back at night k? Had tylenol (acetaminophen) twice a day for three days, now have cough too, what is going on k?

Maybe an infection. For previously healthy people, getting a fever is usually a sign of an infection. A cough plus fever can be an infection in the nose, sinuses, throat, bronchi, lungs, etc... Fevers often are noticed as higher in the evenings or bedtime. Some infections are viral and go away by themselves, while others are bacterial or fungal and need prescription antibiotics. A primary care doctor can evaluate. Read more...

My friends son has had a fever of 101 103 for 5 days. There are no other symptoms except a mucusy cough. No tylenol (acetaminophen) since day 3?

Fever for 5 days. If a child has fever for five days and has not resolved on its own.You need to take the baby to your doctor to find the cause, and get treated. Read more...

Lowgrade fever 3 days now, lethargic, tylenol (acetaminophen) helps a little. Some cough/congestion but not much. It has never lasted this long, any ideas?

URI - germ vs host. Illness results from two factors: the germ causing it and the patient fighting it. Probably you have an Upper Respiratory tract Infection (URI) and your body is trying to fight it off. I suspect a virus of the hundreds of different causes. If you're low on sleep, not eating right, stressed, smoking/drinking alcohol- all of those will make it harder for you to fight something off. Try to see a doc. Read more...

4yr old son has up/down fever and dry cough for 3-4 days. It's reached 102 as he sleeps but tylenol (acetaminophen) will bring down. He acts active. Concerns?

Could be viral. If the fever has come down since the beginning and cough is improving then could be viral but if after 3-4 days no improvement better let his doctor see him. I won't recommend a cough medicine without consulting his doctor. Take care. Read more...