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Signs that my baby has a respiratory infection?
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Cough and runny nose
A respiratory infection is, basically, a cold.
Typical symptoms are cough, runny nose and congestion, restlessness, fever possibly. Sometimes they don't eat as well, especially with the runny nose. If there's trouble breathing, a lot of fever or dehydration, call your pediatrician immediately.

In brief: Cough and runny nose
A respiratory infection is, basically, a cold.
Typical symptoms are cough, runny nose and congestion, restlessness, fever possibly. Sometimes they don't eat as well, especially with the runny nose. If there's trouble breathing, a lot of fever or dehydration, call your pediatrician immediately.
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Nasal congestion
An upper respiratory infection (URI) is usually caused by a common cold virus, and the typical symptoms, nasal congestion or runny nose, cough, and decreased appetite for foods, but drinking ok – usually resolves in 3-5 days.
Prolonged symptoms, including high fever, worsening cough and increasing fussiness needs evaluation by a doctor. Also, sometimes a middle ear infection complicates a uri.

In brief: Nasal congestion
An upper respiratory infection (URI) is usually caused by a common cold virus, and the typical symptoms, nasal congestion or runny nose, cough, and decreased appetite for foods, but drinking ok – usually resolves in 3-5 days.
Prolonged symptoms, including high fever, worsening cough and increasing fussiness needs evaluation by a doctor. Also, sometimes a middle ear infection complicates a uri.
Dr. Willa Terry
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