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What can I do my 7 month old has a cough and fever?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Fluids/monitor

Your 7mo is due for 5-7 uri's/yr to age 5 & most can be monitored at home.
Playful times/fluid intake enough to wet diapers every 6hr/breathing not too noticable all suggest home care ok. Lack of play/noticable incresaed work to breathe/poor fluid intake all suggest a dr visit in order.Nasal saline helps keep the nose clear & tylenol (acetaminophen) as a comfort med may help.

In brief: Fluids/monitor

Your 7mo is due for 5-7 uri's/yr to age 5 & most can be monitored at home.
Playful times/fluid intake enough to wet diapers every 6hr/breathing not too noticable all suggest home care ok. Lack of play/noticable incresaed work to breathe/poor fluid intake all suggest a dr visit in order.Nasal saline helps keep the nose clear & tylenol (acetaminophen) as a comfort med may help.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: How high a fever?

Most likely a cough and low-grade fever lasting a few days is just a "cold", a viral upper respiratory infection.
Fever over 102 f (39 c) should be evaluated by your child's pediatrician as bronchiolitis and pneumonia are possibilities.

In brief: How high a fever?

Most likely a cough and low-grade fever lasting a few days is just a "cold", a viral upper respiratory infection.
Fever over 102 f (39 c) should be evaluated by your child's pediatrician as bronchiolitis and pneumonia are possibilities.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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