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what is worse a bacterial infection or viral infection?

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shay1130

Asked by shay1130 at 9:50 PM on Oct. 30, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • bacterial i believe.
    Typically if your child has a very high fever (like 105ish) it is bacterial infection, ...IF i'm understanding everything correctly that is.
    I'm sure more educated moms here will be able to answer your question.
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 9:56 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • it really matters what specifically. there are mild and severe cases of both infections
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:57 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • i'm just pissed cuz the antibiotics they gave my son for what they say is bronchitis isnt working. They said if it doesnt work then he has a viral infection? could it still be bronchitis if its viral? could this mean something worse?
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 10:21 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • I believe bronchitis is a secondary infection rooted from something else. They are trying to treat the original problem to help clear up the secondary problem, the bronchitis. Have they given him steroids for the inflammation?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:30 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • yes, nothing is working
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 10:42 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • cant they do test to see what this infection is...my son feel terrible and its been going on for over a month now..its clear its not bacterial cuz the antibiotc hasnt helped...so can they test for viral infections...they are so SURE he doesnt have the flu...what else could he have!!!! i'm going nuts hearing his cough
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 10:45 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • they told my sister that her daughter just kept picking up little bugs till this week. They finally tested her and guess what, she has bronchitis and possibly pneumonia. She is PISSED they missed this earlier. I think doctors are so used to seeing overly anxious parents they aren't taking it seriously when a parent comes in with a truly sick child.
    auroura

    Answer by auroura at 11:12 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • can pneumonia be seen on an xray?
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 11:18 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • they did an xray and said his chest and lungs looked fine..i just dont believe them
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 11:25 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • You need to take him back in. With the swine flu it is causing a thickening of the lungs and it is really serious. Please take him to the ER, not to the doctor.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:41 AM on Oct. 31, 2009

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