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We are traveling in Vietnam, our son started coughing couple

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We are traveling in Vietnam, our son started coughing for a couple of days, then fever started (102 degrees). No mucus from cough, he says his chest hurts alittle when he coughs. We give him Ibuprofen for the fever. Does he need antibiotics?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello!
What is his age ?
It is likely that he needs an antibiotic ...yes -- I would strongly expect that he may -- he needs to be checked by doctor ...
History of cough and fever raises concern of possible pneumonia as a possible cause ...so I hope that you get him checked soon
I hope that this information is helpful for you
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Anthony Bray MD
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My son is 7 yrs old. Today he has a little congestion. What antibiotic is used to treat pneumonia?
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.

Hello again,

There are many possible options ....

If he had pneumonia as a possible cause then they could start treatment perhaps with a shot of rocephin and then an oral course of aumentin (= amoxicillin plus clavulonic acid )

I hope that this is helpful for you

Let me know if you have further questions

Best regards,

Anthony Bray MD

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Our Doctor gave us a prescription of Azythromicin 5-day pack for our trip, would that treat pneumonia?
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.

Hello again,

Yes it would cover pneumonia and many respiratory infections

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.

Watch for pronged fever / increased cough / wheezing / shortness of breath .....

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is this contagious? We have other children, but they are ok currently.
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.

Hello again,

It is likley contagious to some degree. I would expect that most likley to be the case..

I do not have the benefit of being able to examine him or test him however..

So we are limited here to speculation...

Let me know if I may be of further help...

Best Regards,

Anthony Bray MD