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14 years old, having fever with severe cough. Is it flu?

My daughter is 14 yr old she started yesterday morning with fever of 102.5 coughing aching all over, we went to Urgent Care and was given antibiotic z-pak and told she had bronchitis . This morning and last on fever spiked to 103.4 came down with tepid bath Motrin and Tylenol . Is this normal to run fever s this high with bronchitis? She is coughing her head off also.. I am questioning flu? She has a mild form of asthma also allergy induced asthma as a child. Not usually symptomatic.
Asked On : Thu, 3 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
hi robsrockers,
I have read your question,
Your daughter shows the symptoms of a flu but since you are already prescribed with good drugs , i think it should come down within 3-4 days , you need not worry and for the cough the antibiotic prescribed should work well,
If the problem persists I suggest you to Consult a physician immediately,
If you face any further problem , You can email me anytime to

Wishing your daughter a good health ,
Dr.G.Gayatri devi.
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Critical Care Specialist Dr. Sadiq Mughal's  Response
Hi thanks for your question.
Your daughter has been diagnosed as bronchitis that is infection of lung .The treatment given to your daughter is right.She is reciving azthromycin which is a broad spectrum antibiotic.She is also reciving medicine for fever that is mortin and tylenol.Fever will take time to regress in bronchitis.
Relax,continue your daughter with medicine,addationally you can do cold sponging to control the fever.In case fever is not controlled even after a 3 to 4 days,then she needs to be re evalvated.
Hope this answers your question.
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