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Hi. My eight year old son has a fever of

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Dr. Olgeta Xhufka

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Posted on Thu, 31 Jan 2019 in Child Health
Question: Hi. My eight year old son has a fever of 102.5 with chills, a wet cough and he is incredibly sleepy. He has just started complaining of pain on his left side, directly under rib cage.

He has had a low grade fever of 99.5 off and on since Tuesday night. No fever last night or this morning.

The pain on his left side is what concerns me.

Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Suspected bronchopneumonia.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

Reading to the symptoms I think your child maby be suffering from bronchopneumonia or bronchitis .
He needs to be visited by a doctor to listen (auscultate) his lungs or probably do a x-ray too. If this is true he may need antibiotics and expectorants such carbocisteina to cough the mucus out.
Give him acetaminophen or ibuprofen for fever.

Hope I have answered the question. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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