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My six year old boy has been coughing for one or two days,

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My six year old boy has been coughing for one or two days, has a clear runny nose, and started running a fever last night. This morning it was at 104.2 before medicating him and he says his throat hurts. I just took my daughter in two weeks ago for a cough and fever and they said it was viral and there was nothing to be done.
I'm alternating tylenol and advil every four hours, along with giving lots of liquids. Is there anything else I should be worried about or should be doing?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 4 years ago.
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How is his temperature now?

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Does he have any other symptom?

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Can you see inside his throat?

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In most cases, cough & fever are due to viral infection.

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Supporting treatment as you are doing with tylenol/ advil & lots of fluid are the mainstay.

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Rest is also important.

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I would suggest to get him examined by doctor when he is complaining of pain in the throat.

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A throat swab can be taken to check for strep infection.

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In that case, early start of antibiotic would be helpful.

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