My 6 year old boy has had a fever for 5 days. It started on Sunday at 103.0, and has fluctuated since between 101.5 and 102. He has had a persisant cough as well that does not get much better with cough medicine. We took him to the doctor yesterday and they said he has no signs of bronchitis, RSV or pneumonia. His chest is clear.. no sinus or ear infection. He has had a low appetite, is drinking as best as we can get him to, and sleeps 1 - 2 times a day (usually no naps). The doctor gave him a breathing treatment which actually seemed to worsen his cough, and gave him an inhaler, which seems to help a little. We also got a cool mist humidifier. He was able to sleep last night with minimal interuption. He just seems to have attacks of coughing. No history of asthma.
I'm not too happy about this fever and cough lasting. Nothing is getting worse or better. I am calling his doc again tomorrow if he is still the same.
Anyone dealt with this or have any ideas what I am dealing with here?
well that stinks! I would take him back in a day or two if it continues. I have no answers... other than to say kids get odd illnesses that some times remain nameless. I have 3 kids the oldest being 16 and over the years they have had a couple odd illnesses that we just had to wait out. But that fever, that high for that long worries me. I know that mono was going around our elementary school recently. Perhaps see if there are some blood tests they can do to eliminate other illnesses.
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