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Pneumonia? Strep? Mono?

My daughter has had a cough for about 2 weeks. Her voice has been pretty horse as well to. The past few days she says her throat hurts sometimes and it hurts really bad when she coughs (she is 6 BTW) and that she feels sooo tired. She is acting like herself but getting really tired, and eevn took a nap today, which is not normal for her to ever take a nap anymore. She also has a fever of 101. We are going to Drs tomorrow, Im just curious to what it could be. Surely if it was pneumonia she would feel worse than what she does right

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Mommyof2n0308

Asked by Mommyof2n0308 at 8:31 PM on Sep. 26, 2010 in Kids' Health

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    Mommyof2n0308

    Comment by Mommyof2n0308 (original poster) at 8:36 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • has she has fever for the 2 weeks? Generally speaking fevers for more then 72 hours need treatment with an antibiotic
    MELRN

    Answer by MELRN at 8:37 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • No no no sorry, she hasnt had a fever for 2 weeks. She has had her cough and scratchy voice for two weeks. Fever started last night.
    Mommyof2n0308

    Comment by Mommyof2n0308 (original poster) at 8:40 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • It could be walking pneumonia and she wouldn't be so bad off. I wouldn't think strep but possibly mono.
    treynlisa

    Answer by treynlisa at 10:03 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • strep and mono don't usually cause a cough... and she probably would have had a fever before now.
    She could possibly have pneumonia, but again, she would likely have a fever before now.
    She probably just has a virus
    And fevers that last more than 72 hours do not require an antibiotic... a fever that lasts more than 5 days might require an antibiotic... but most viral illnesses have fevers for 4-6 days.
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 12:49 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • take her to the Dr
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 2:30 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Doubt it's Mono, too young.
    mp3mom

    Answer by mp3mom at 12:37 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • It could also be allergies. My son had a cough forever last fall, and ultimately, it was allergies. He did develop pneumonia from all the coughing and congestion, but that was easily cleared up. His cough is back again this fall, but not nearly as bad since he's been on his allergy meds for a full year and we know how to treat it now.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 8:58 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • Mano prob I was 8 and got mono so age dont depend
    Manoattheageof8

    Answer by Manoattheageof8 at 6:25 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

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