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Child had RSV. Cough and rattling noise in chest. Should worry? Related to RSV?

My 7 month old son had RSV in February. Since then, his coughing has gotten a lot better, but now has a rattling noise in his chest. This has been going onb for approx 2 weeks now. When he gets worked up, he coughs a lot. He had a fever about a week ago, but it only lasted a couple of hours and then went away. He is in good spirits and not acting sick. Should I be worried about the rattling noise in his chest? Could it be related to the RSV?
Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Normally a RSV infection will not have symptoms persisting for such a long time.

Is there any weight loss that you noticed?
Is your kid having recurrent episodes of fever other than the episode you mentioned?

Are you sure that the sounds that you are hearing are from chest or some conducted sounds produced by nose block.

Please reply in detail so that we can help you.
Take care.
Answered: Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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