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My two year old daughter has hayfever. Yesterday she

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My two year old daughter has hayfever. Yesterday she developed a phlegmy cough but didn't cough often then she lost her strong voice and can only talk with a quiet raspy voice. At times her breathing is heavy and wheezy. She had a slight temp this morning and afternoon. I suspected croup as the cough became bark like but still isn't there often. She is also generally well and has been playing fine., just sounds awful. The doctor says her chest is clear and that this is hayfever and an old rhinitis problem starting again but I've never known any of them to affect the voice and cause temperatures. Any suggestions? Thanks. Lorna.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 2 years ago.


Is she on any treatment? She may at her age be treated with Singulair which is helpful for hay fever. It helps to control airway would tend to help reduce wheezing or cough...

Watch this illness as she might have only allergies BUT she may have a cold or might have early stage of a bacterial respiratory infection.(Secret is that even a careful doctors exam cannot tell which is going on at early stage!!) Often time course May tell the difference times added tests may be needed...

Her temperature may be normal as normal is 98.6 PLUS OR MINUS 1.3 degrees so normal temperature is actually 97.3 to 99.9 degrees ...temperatures at 100.0 or higher is true fever ( temp check oral or ear are not changeD-- if check under arm then rule of thumb is add one degree ...IF an anal temp then rule of thumb is subtract one degree from result..)

So keep watch on her symptoms..If she gets worse she may need follow up with her pediatrician....

If runny nose,sneezing then these allergy symptoms may be helped by pediatric dosing of Benedryl or Zyrtec syrup....

I hope that this information is helpful for you.Let me know if you have further questions or discussion.I will be happy to get back with you.If my answers have been helpful and to your satisfaction then please remember to leave positive feedback.Thank You and Best Regards,

Anthony Bray MD