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5 year old with upper respiratory infection. Cough and congestion despite taking antibiotics. Have asthma

My son is 5yrs old, I took him to his doctor, they ran no tests, the doctor said he had upper respitory infection, they gave him antibiotics , now his voice is out, very high pitches, he coughs a lot, and is congested, he does have asthma , but has not flared up as of yet. I would like to know why his voice is out, if i should be concerned. thank you
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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hi there, your son suffers froom upper respiratory infection which can include both pharyngitis and laryngitis which could explain the change in voice, please continue the antibiotics and give him voice rest along with warm saline gargles and some cough drops or syrup.He should show improvement in a few days. You could also give him some anti-inflammatory syrup like ibruprofen to decrease the inflammation and congestion in his throat. Don't be alarmed and take care.
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