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Child diagnosed with viral fever. Having cough and breathing difficulty. Medication for relief?

Hi! My 10 year old son was diagnosed with a viral infection a week ago. Since then he has had a very high fever (around 104) off and on. Doctor said to give tylonol and Motrin and that it would probably last a week and the cough lasting even longer.. Now a week later the fever has come down topping 102 but now his coughing sounds like he s wheezing and can t breath. Should I take him back in?
Asked On : Sun, 10 Jun 2012
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.
Fever lasting more than one week now. The temperature profile also shows that your kid is not improving much. So your child requires to be reviewed once again. i request you to take him to the doctor.

Is there any vomiting or the child being lethargic.
Does he have any other problem like rapid breathing or chest retraction or nasal flaring.

These are the danger signs that should be monitored.

Please reply so that I can help you better.
Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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