Child Fever 102 and Cough

August 07, 2018
Not every infectious disease, such as a cold or flu, can be treated by your health care provider. By knowing the various symptoms and home care solutions, you can avoid unnecessary visits to the doctor. In the same case, you can also identify conditions that require medical attention.
Child Fever 102  and Cough


*Influenza

* / Symptoms

Sudden start from the following:
• Fever lasts 3-4 days around 102-104 °
• General pain and pain are very common and often severe
• Fatigue and weakness can last up to 2-3 weeks, periodically causing extreme fatigue
• Cough, sore throat, chills, runny nose and headaches are not uncommon

* / Home Care

• Plug in a cold mist vaporizer or take a hot and steamy bath
• Drink lots of fluids. Dehydration pushes your fever higher.
• Sleep earlier than usual. This reduces stress and helps fight infection.

* / When to go to the doctor

• If you are over 65 years of age or have a history of respiratory problems or chronic diseases, such as heart disease or diabetes
• If you experience shortness of breath, painful breathing, earache, pain around the eyes or cheekbones or severe sore throat
• If you look better, it gets worse

* Runny nose

* / Symptoms

• Runny nose, red eyes, sneezing, sore throat, sinus congestion, dry cough, wet cough without breathing or fast, low temperature, headache, general body aches
• Gradual onset
• Cold usually lasts around 1-2 weeks
• One symptom usually precedes another, while a cough and sore throat may persist after the other disappears

* / Home Care

• Drink lots of fluids. Warm liquids will help relieve congestion
• Use disposable tissue - reduce the spread of the virus
• Petroleum jelly helps a sick nose
• Use nasal decongestant sprays for only three days or less. Longer use can actually increase irritation.

* / When to go to the doctor

• If signs of pneumonia, bronchitis or other upper respiratory complications develop: Increased cough, difficulty breathing, high fever, earache, facial pain or chest pain
• If symptoms persist beyond the typical duration of flu (one or two weeks)

* Strep Throat

* / Symptoms

• Fever, headache and throat (small children may complain of abdominal pain rather than sore throat)
• Swollen glands in the neck
• Bright red tonsils that may have white spots on them
• Some people experience a rash

* / Home Care

• Do not try home remedies if you suspect you or someone you love may have sore throat. Contact your doctor immediately.
• Complete all drugs that are prescribed in full

* / When to go to the doctor

• If your child has sore throat symptoms, especially if someone in your family or at your child's school has recently had a streptococcal infection
• When you or your child develops one of the symptoms associated with sore throat (see above)

* Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

* / Symptoms

• Nasal congestion or watering
• High fever (can be lower than age 3)
• Severe coughing and / or wheezing *
• Shortness of breath or very fast breathing rate *
• Bluish color on lips or finger nails *
• Lethargy, irritability or lethargy *
• Lack of food / lack of food
• apnea *
• Sore throat (typical of ages 3 - adults)
• Headache

* typical for babies younger than age 3

* / Home Care

• Drink lots of fluids
• Use a cold mist vaporizer
• Use saline nose drops
• Use non-aspirin fever medicine
• Frequent hand washing / avoid touching the face / eyes
• Avoid public areas during the RSV outbreak
• Get plenty of rest

* / When to go to the doctor

• If your child has moderate breathing difficulties, show breathing 40-60 times per minute
• Fast tire when feeding / loss of appetite
• Use muscles in the abdomen, neck or chest when breathing or if wheezing occurs
• Has an unusual color. The skin becomes slightly gray or purple and pale while the tongue, gums and lips remain pink
• Excessive fatigue and lack of appetite
• If the child is less than 3 months old and the fever is more than 100.4 °
• If signs of dehydration appear

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