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Infant having cold, raspy cough and fever. What medication and cure should be done?

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My 16month old has a raspy cough and fever with some cold type symptoms-her mood though is fine
Posted Thu, 13 Dec 2012 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 5 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
A raspy cough in a 16 months old with a fever is commonly seen due to a viral upper inhalation, acetaminophen and using a humidifier in the room.
In case there is a high grade fever, pain while swallowing, expectoration, tonsils are inflamed or swollen neck glands are palpable then a bacterial infection needs to be ruled out after a proper examination by a pediatrician.
Antibiotic therapy may be needed in such cases to control the infection.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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