I took my 2 year old son to the doctor 2 days ago because he was coughing had a fever couldnt sleep for more then 1 hour straight he wouldnt eat he wont move. He sits on the couch or in the bed looking half alive watching shows or cap napping. Ive already told the doctors this. He is now on antibiotics and giving him benadryl and ibuprofen. But he hasnt seemed to get better in any way still. He does have those stringy goopy yellow boogers coming out of his nose but he doesnt kno that getting them out will help. Not sure what to do and as far as i was told he has a virus. My moms never seen me or my brother this sick nor have we ever seen my 2 year old like this before. Very worried for him :( please help.Answer Question
Answer by mamaparks87 at 3:26 AM on Nov. 19, 2011
Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 5:47 AM on Nov. 19, 2011
Usually antibiotics take a couple days to see any type of difference, meanwhile if he feels especially warm, have him get in a cool bath, that really does help break a fever but it's usually a temporary fix. Since he doesn't cooperate with trying to clean his nose out, i would try using Salene Nasal Drops to dry it out. it's a matter of holding him down and putting a couple drops in each hole. If in a day or so you don't think he's getting better, take him to the ER. It is hard at that age and they do get irritated but remember your helping them so, you may just have to irritate him a little bit.
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