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Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD)
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Experience:  MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
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My son just finished a round of antibiotics and now has a

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My son just finished a round of antibiotics and now has a fever of 103. Should I take him to the ER?
JA: How long have you had a fever? Do you have any respiratory symptoms?
Customer: He has had bronchitis for three weeks. Breathing is not labored, but he is coughing. Fever started during the night.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I don't think so.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 months ago.

What is his age?

What were his symptoms and diagnosis for which antibiotic was given?

Any significant past medical history?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
7 years oldBronchitisHistory of asthma & respiratory infection
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 months ago.

With an high fever, and his recent history and past medical history; a chest x-ray blood counts and an exam by doctor is warranted. So it would be prudent to get him evaluated at ER.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok thank you
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 months ago.

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