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Fever, nasal congestion, cough. Treated with saline solution. What else can be done?

Hi, My 7 year old son had a fever (101) 5 days ago and then developed nasal congestion and a cough the next day. His fever has reoccurred a few times since, a few hours at a time, never above 100.5. His cough is very persistent and nose is still congested. I do not give ibuprofen for mild fevers, I have treated his nose with saline solution which will only get brief relief.
Asked On : Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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Jun 2015
Hello dear...
All these symptoms suggest that your child might be suffering from upper respiratory tract infection.
Cough can be attributed to post-nasal drip.
And recurrence of fever indicates that the causative organism of infection has not been eradicated completely.
The management consists of:
1. Drinking of warm fluids
2. Antihistamines to provide symptomatic relief from cold & cough.
3. Nasal decongestants to relieve obstruction.
4. Analgesics to take care of fever
5. Antibiotics depending upon culture & sensitivity reports to remove the causative organism will be better to consult the pediatrician & start treatment.
Wishing your son a speedy recovery.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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