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Dry cough turned to productive, given Mucinex, has fever with loss of appetite, sore throat, headache, had treatment earlier. Infection?

My 4 yr old son got a fever 10 days ago that lasted about 4 days. It got up to 103°F. He was over the fever, but had a dry cough . I gave him mucinex and the cough had become productive. Now yesterday, he has gotten a fever again, it stays right between 101 to 102.6..along with loss of appetite , sore throat , headache. I don t know if he still has a virus or an infection? an infection of some kind?
Asked On : Fri, 14 Sep 2012
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It does seem like a superimposed bacterial infection this time and you ought to give him antibiotics like co-amoxiclav for 5-7 days to cure his sore throat. Also use anti-ptretics like Paracetamol for 2-3 days which should help in controlling both fever and headache.
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