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Infant has cold, cough, runny nose, congestion, fever causing excessive drooling, breathing trouble, disturbed sleep. Emergency?

8 month old son. Appears to have a cold- coughing, runny nose , congested. However he has had a fever of 101.0 to 101.8 throughout the day today. He is miserable tonight. He keeps waking up coughing. He is also drooling a lot and can t seem to breathe very well and get back to sleep. I am not sure if I should taken him to the ER or wait it out until morning and call the ped office. Not sure if the fever is from the cold or potentially something else.
Asked On : Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
Hello there,

Your child is suffering from respiratory tract infection. It probably started as as upper respiratory tract infection and progressed to lower respiratory tract infection. You have mentioned that your child was "miserable". This itself shows he had disturbed sleep and breathing difficulties. Please take him immediately to the hospital, get his complete blood count done along with chest x ray. If he is not taking well orally, he needs to be given fluid through iv line. He also has to be started on antibiotics. His temperature should be brought down with paracetamol and if required tepid sponging. His oxygen saturation needs to be monitored and oxygen therapy to be administered based on his clinical condition. Since he required good monitoring,care and supervision, please take him to the hospital.
Wishing your child a speedy recovery.
Take care.
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General & Family Physician Dr. A K M Wasim Rahman's  Response
This may be very serious. Just go to the ER as early as possible.
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