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My 3 year old son has a slight flu, cough and body heartiness. Temperature reading is 37.6 c and has teething discomfort. Should I be worried and what?
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Dr. Harlan Wilson
Dentistry
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In brief: Teething
Not sure of hyland products, but a pacifier, ortho, should help due to positive pressure in the bite, and a refrigerated pacifier will ease the pain due the soothing effect of cold on pain due to the easing of inflammation.
Softer food for the child will also help. No too warm food. If the child is acting especially uncomfortable with certain foods, use different. If fever persists, see pediatric.

In brief: Teething
Not sure of hyland products, but a pacifier, ortho, should help due to positive pressure in the bite, and a refrigerated pacifier will ease the pain due the soothing effect of cold on pain due to the easing of inflammation.
Softer food for the child will also help. No too warm food. If the child is acting especially uncomfortable with certain foods, use different. If fever persists, see pediatric.
Dr. Harlan Wilson
Dr. Harlan Wilson
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Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine
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In brief: Maybe
Many people call a lot of illnesses the "flu", they are often just other viral illnesses.
..By 3, kids have often had several of these so you are probably experienced with these. Is he eating ok, sleeping and not having trouble breathing? Then the usual tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever, increased fluids, cool mist humidifier and maybe a cough syrup may be enough. You may be concerned because this one is worse? If.

In brief: Maybe
Many people call a lot of illnesses the "flu", they are often just other viral illnesses.
..By 3, kids have often had several of these so you are probably experienced with these. Is he eating ok, sleeping and not having trouble breathing? Then the usual tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever, increased fluids, cool mist humidifier and maybe a cough syrup may be enough. You may be concerned because this one is worse? If.
Dr. Katharine Garnier
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Dr. Katharine Garnier
this particular cold is worrying you more, trust your instinct, and have him checked by your doctor!
Dr. Sander White
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: Pediatrician
Your pediatrician should see him to diagnose his flu like symptoms.
Once they are handled then any teething issues can be addressed.

In brief: Pediatrician
Your pediatrician should see him to diagnose his flu like symptoms.
Once they are handled then any teething issues can be addressed.
Dr. Sander White
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