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My daughter has been coughing and runny nose for about three weeks she has a fever of 103. She is on a steroid but still coughing what can I do?
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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: See the doctor
An upper respiratory infection (head cold) can cause cough and congestion for a week or two, but if it has lasted for three weeks and is now associated with a fever, it is important for her to be seen.

In brief: See the doctor
An upper respiratory infection (head cold) can cause cough and congestion for a week or two, but if it has lasted for three weeks and is now associated with a fever, it is important for her to be seen.
Dr. Mark Patterson
Dr. Mark Patterson
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Seek followup care
The best thing to do is take her to see her pediatrician, assuming she is a child.
Runny nose and cough are not necessarily severe symptoms but (i don't know for what reasons) the fact that she had a fever of 103 and was given steroid, it sounds like she requires followup with her doctor for more medical evaluation and treatment. If it is not possible to see the doctor, she should go to er.

In brief: Seek followup care
The best thing to do is take her to see her pediatrician, assuming she is a child.
Runny nose and cough are not necessarily severe symptoms but (i don't know for what reasons) the fact that she had a fever of 103 and was given steroid, it sounds like she requires followup with her doctor for more medical evaluation and treatment. If it is not possible to see the doctor, she should go to er.
Dr. Michio Abe
Dr. Michio Abe
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Ken Starnes
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Go back.
3 weeks of unimproved symptoms probably warrants a visit to your childs doctor. Fever and cough that continue are worrisome.
Some steroids can depress the immune system, which may make them more susceptible to infections. When symptoms don't respond rapidly to steroids, fever persists, and the child remains ill, a reassessment is probably needed.

In brief: Go back.
3 weeks of unimproved symptoms probably warrants a visit to your childs doctor. Fever and cough that continue are worrisome.
Some steroids can depress the immune system, which may make them more susceptible to infections. When symptoms don't respond rapidly to steroids, fever persists, and the child remains ill, a reassessment is probably needed.
Ken Starnes
Ken Starnes
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