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Child has hazy lungs on x-ray, sick, cough, sleeping difficult, congested. Told have virus

my 1yr old son had an xray of his lungs and the dr said it was hazzy and it meant that he had some sort of virus in his lung... is this correct? my son has been sick for over a wk and he coughs until he cant breathe and he cries out of nowhere and he cant sleep.. when he coughs it sounds like he has lots of congestion and sometimes coughs as if he were garggaling water.. please help
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Haziness on X-ray is due to lung infection which is known as pneumonia.

It is caused by a virus or bacteria in children in most of the times.

Continue the medication as advised by the Pediatrician for the child problems.

Look for any danger signs like increasing respiratory rate, bluish discoloration of hand and feet, respiratory distress and if you find any abnormality consult your doctor as early as possible.

Hope I have answered your query.

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Pediatrician Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Does he have any fever?

Is he accepting feeds normally?

Is he breathing fast? What is his respiratory rate?

Are there any chest retractions?

Were any other investigations done on your child like blood counts etc?

Was a CRP test done?

Please reply in detail so that we can help you better.

Take care.
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