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Hi. My eight year old son has a fever of

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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.


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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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Hi. My eight year old son has a fever of

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.