Suggest treatment for cough, intermittent fever and swollen glands in a child
Likely to be due to a viral infection.
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I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Your son possibly is suffering from a viral infection which is also responsible for the fever. Antibiotics are ineffective in viral infections and so giving antibiotics is not going to do any good. Due to the thickening of the mucus the mucus needs to be coughed out. It also affects the sense of smell which is closely related to the sense of taste. (Taste is actually a composite sense.)
You need to be patient. Irrespective of treatment it usually takes a week or so for resolution to occur. Steam inhalation is the mainstay of treatment.
As I mentioned, antibiotics are ineffective in viral infections. The low WBC count in the report confirms the same. So, even if you try 15 different antibiotics, it would not really help. The lymph nodes can get inflamed in as the infection gets localized there. It will go away gradually after the infection subsides. You need not treat the infection. Rather, an allergic component plays a very essential role and Montair LC (montelukast + levocetirizine) syrup [prescription medicine] can be very effective.
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