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Child taking medication for fever, complaining of sore throat, cough with phelgm. Scared of pneumonia?

Yes hello! My child is 6 yrs. old & had a fever for 5 days... I alternated between Advil & Tylenol to keep it down. It is now gone, although she complained of a sore throat & she is coughing quite a bit & it sounds as though there is phlegm that she is trying to get out! No trouble eating, or drinking but she did complain of a sore tummy when coughing! Just scared its a pneumonia, how can I tell?
Asked On : Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
symptoms suggested by you is of respiratory tract is good that fever has settled down.give her plenty of fluids.saline gargling should be done and give steam inhalation during night.
pain abdomen is due to cough.
In case sore throat and cough persist then take her to doctor.
she will be fine soon.
take care.
Answered: Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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ENT Specialist Dr. Naveen Kumar's  Response

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The symptoms described by you seems to be of an upper respiratory tract infection. She might require an antibiotic, please consult your doctor for a complete evaluation.

Abdominal pain is normal during cough because of spasm of the abdominal muscles to facilitate cough.

Meanwhile, give her plenty of warm water to drink, this will reduced the sore throat as well as cough.

I wish you good health

Answered: Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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hello , you can use cefixime 100 mg twice daily for 5 days , use luke warm water for drinking and use ibupfren plus paracetamol combination for fever, for cough you can use ambroxil plus salbutamol combination thrice daily.
Answered: Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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