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Child has fever, runny nose, coughing, wheezing, sweating. Prescribed steroids and antibiotics

my son is 10 months old and is extremely cold to the touch and he is sweating like crazy. i brought him into emerg this morning because he's had a high fever of 39 and 40 the last few days and has been scratching at his ears alot, and they said he has an ear infection and bronchyilitis. they gave him steroids, antibiotics and epinephrim through a mask. he has a runny/stuffy nose, a very bad cough, wheezing, and i hear little crackles in his lungs when he breathes. he's crying and won't sleep at all. it seems tho his head hurts when he lays down. we've given him advil about 2 hours ago. please help
Asked On : Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Your child seems having an episode of viral infection with bronchiolitis which is the infection and inflammation of small airways.

Continue the medication as advised by your doctor.

The irritability may be due to fever and due to less oxygenation so consult your Pediatrician as early as possible for re evaluation of your child.

If there is any nose block, put saline nasal drops into each nostril to make them clear.

And make the child comfortable by making him to sit on mother's lap.

If you find any danger signs like rapid breathing, bluish discoloration of hands and feet, lips, consult ER immediately.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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