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My 7 month old has had a cold for about 7-9 days. She’s had a slight runny nose, no fever, and a cough. My concern is the cough sounds croup like and she wheezes sometimes especially if I lay her down on her back or when she’s upset. I know she doesn’t feel well because she’s stuck to me and her appetite is down. Diapers have been fairly normally, maybe a little less output but I don’t think she’s dehydrated. How do I know when to take her in? The recent wheezing worries me but it’s not constant and she has spurts where she breathing ok and is happy/playing.
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Pediatrician: Eric Goldstein, Pediatrician replied 6 months ago
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Hello. My name is***** and I just read through your question.
A barking cough will typically last no longer than 3 days. Other upper respiratory symptoms will accompany this and usually last as long as two weeks.
If she has been having a barking cough for more than 3 days, regardless of what else is going on , she should be seen by her doctor. If not, we can still wait.
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Ok. Well tomorrow will be day 3. What are the warning signs of something like bronchitis or pneumonia?
Pediatrician: Eric Goldstein, Pediatrician replied 6 months ago
She hasn't had any fever. So I would say that bronchitis and pneumonia are very unlikely.
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