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Child has low grade fever since days, productive cough, runny nose. Appropriate plan of action?

My daughter is 10 years old; she has had a low grade fever since last Friday (anywhere from 99.8 - 101.00, the higher end in the middle of the night) She has a deep, producing type cough and runny nose . She is not vomiting , and is drinking and eating just fine. I know there is a million things going around right now; I have made a standing dr appt for Thursday, thinking that gives whatever she has a week to try and work it s way this an appropriate plan of action? She has an occasional sore throat , is not complaining of any body aches or other pains (other than a headache when her fever goes up and the Tylenol wears off)
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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Thanks for writing your query.

After reading your post, it seems that your daughter might be having Upper Respiratory tract Infection(URTI).

You should get her clinically examined.
Antihistamine along with a decongestant, an antibiotic and a cough expectorant will be helpful.
Paracetamol can be given for fever.

Following investigations will e beneficial :-
1. Complete Blood Count(CBC).
2. Throat swab culture.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Fri, 26 Jul 2013
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