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Suggest treatment for fever, cough and running nose

my 15 week (approx. 11 lb baby) has a cold. runny nose, cough... last night she had a fever of 101.0, i gave her some baby tylenol today at 430pm and within an hour her rectal temperature dropped to 98.4. She is sleeping and eating well and has wet diapers. tonight i again used the rectal thermometer and though i may have not had it in perfectly as she was squirming, the temp. was 96.2. Is this something to be concerned about? She seems to be acting fairly normal.
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology 's  Response
Hello,

Fever of a few days without any localizing signs could as well a viral illness. Usually, rather than fever, what is more, important is the activity of the child, in between 2 fever episodes on the same day. If the kid is active and playing around when there is no fever, it is probably a viral illness and it doesn't require antibiotics at all. Once viral fever comes it will there for 4-7 days. So do not worry about duration if the kid is active.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Sumanth Amperayani,
Pediatrician, Pulmonology
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Suggest treatment for fever, cough and running nose

Hello, Fever of a few days without any localizing signs could as well a viral illness. Usually, rather than fever, what is more, important is the activity of the child, in between 2 fever episodes on the same day. If the kid is active and playing around when there is no fever, it is probably a viral illness and it doesn t require antibiotics at all. Once viral fever comes it will there for 4-7 days. So do not worry about duration if the kid is active. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Sumanth Amperayani, Pediatrician, Pulmonology