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Small child having nasal discharge, cough, high fever, mucus in throat. Cure for symptoms?

My 3 yr old has had a runny nose and cough for about 3 weeks, no fever until last night which was 102.1 rectally. Had been playing and running etc earlier that evening. Doesn t complain of anything hurting, just has a stuffy nose with drainage that he ll cough up. Please any advise would be helpful. I m waiting to hear back from his ped. Nurse.
Asked On : Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
Your child has a viral ailment.
Give her nasal decongestants thrice daily for 5 days.
Give her paracetamol for fever.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.
Hope this answers your query.Wishing your child a speedy recovery.Have a nice day.
Answered: Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Diana Divakar's  Response
Hi Mrs.Sarah,
Thank you for choosing and helping us to clarify your doubts.
Well,you say that your child has runny nose and cough since past 3 weeks. I would like to know if it is constant throughout or has it been increasing or decreasing. Fever of 102 def F is sinister and suggests some kind of an infection, probably a secondary bacterial throat infection or sinusitis. In any case, I would suggest you to see your pediatrician who would also need to check for any lung involvement. Your son might also need to undergo some Xrays. He might need some anti-histaminics and even antibiotics in view of the prolonged period of illness.
I hope I have successful in clarifying your doubts. I will be available for any further queries if you have. Take care and stay healthy.
Answered: Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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