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Small child, ear pain, blocked nose, cough, loss of appetite. Relapse of viral infection?

My 3 year old son is complaining of his ear hurting, and his hands, nose is stuffy (only as of today). He plays ok for a little bit then gets really fussy and wants to sit down and be covered with a blanket complaining of being cold . He started with a hard respitory cough two days ago. Eating not very well, Drinking water, yes. I am wondering if this is a relapse from him being sick with a vrius approx. two weeks ago? When he sick with, stuffy nose, fever for 4 to 5 days, and bad respitory cough? Could he be getting sick again with the same thing but different symptoms? Or is it something completely different? Also, I try to feel his back for fever but he tells me, no. His also look very tired or reddish along the bottom. Similar to someone if they have allergies.
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Viruses may last for about 2 weeks in kids.

It might be a fresh infection if he was completely okay in between.

Pain in his ears may be because of fluid collection in his middle ear- that often happens in kids with upper respiratory infection.
Its better that you have him seen by your Pediatrician- as he might need decongestants and anti-histamines too along with fever medications.

Give him plenty of fluids in his diet (Vegetable soups, milk, porridge, plain water).
Hope my answer helps you.

Wish your son a speedy recovery.
Answered: Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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