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Child with 101.9 fever for 3 days, a lot of mucus, rosey red cheeks and nose, and congested cough. What is it and what to do? Now please.
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Viral
Fever control, make your child comfortable.
You may give decongestant/expectorant , antihistamine to help with the mucus .Have your child see doctor to rule out underlying bacterial infection eg sinusitis, tonsillitis, ear infection, pneumonia.Also wants to be sure, it is not fifth's disease.

In brief: Viral
Fever control, make your child comfortable.
You may give decongestant/expectorant , antihistamine to help with the mucus .Have your child see doctor to rule out underlying bacterial infection eg sinusitis, tonsillitis, ear infection, pneumonia.Also wants to be sure, it is not fifth's disease.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Likely simple cold
Most likely, a scenario like this represents a simple viral cold.
This time of the year, our office is packed with similar cases. The problem is, that this is likely viral and therefore antibiotics i'll not help and there is nothing else to make this go away except time and normal immune function. Motrin and a nice hot steamy shower to get the snot out, especially before sleep should help a lot.

In brief: Likely simple cold
Most likely, a scenario like this represents a simple viral cold.
This time of the year, our office is packed with similar cases. The problem is, that this is likely viral and therefore antibiotics i'll not help and there is nothing else to make this go away except time and normal immune function. Motrin and a nice hot steamy shower to get the snot out, especially before sleep should help a lot.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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