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A cough is never due to allergies and therefore the Zyrtec is not going to help that. Since he's not had much fever you may continue to give him the Mucosalvan but if his fever runs higher I would take him back in to be examined again.
A cool mist humidifier at night will help as well but again, if his cough persists beyond a week or he starts running fever I would return to the doctor.
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he has not had any more fevers so far. in Shanghai, it is hot and humid so we mainly pump the room full of AC. but also I hear the indoor pollutants (e.g. mold and mildew) may be a problem although I
am not sure if that is why she prescribed the cetirizine
so even though has had the cough for more than a week and now has this muffling sound from his chest, we do not have to worry if he is without a fever, right?
we should just try to alleviate the symptoms with a cool humidifier. I also have a nebulizer that I can add sodium chloride for him to breath. what do you think?
As long as she does not have any fever she should be fine. A cool mist humidifier is helpful when he is sleeping and you may try the nebulizer as well as that might loosen his mucous in his chest.
Sorry, I meant he.
I can see that he has phlegm and he coughs it up. but he does not know how to spit it out so he just swallows it back up
he is also crying more than usual.
or maybe whines
That's ok and not going to hurt him. If he doesn't have fever then just keep doing what you can for the mucous. Fever would indicate a secondary infection and he should be examined. If he continues to be fussy and crying more and more then take him in anyway.
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