My daughter is 22 months old and she has been congested for going on a little over 4 weeks now. She has a persistent cough, runny nose, and etc. Well about two weeks ago she stayed with my parent’s for the weekend and Saturday night she ran a high fever. Well my mom was able to bring down the fever and on Sunday she had a low temp fever. Monday morning I called the pediatrician to see her and explained everything that had been going on but the fever bothered me. Previously when she was sick her behavior was up and down. When she was down she was very fussy and would not each which is not the usual because for the most part she doesn’t cry and she eats pretty good. We go to the doctor on Monday and he hears nothing in her chest and finds no ear/throat infection. The doctor explains everything is in her upper chest and right now she is too young for him to say she has sinuses because at this age the sinus cavities aren’t fully developed. However he prescribes her an $800 medicine I ask how much because she has no insurance so we pay out of pocket for everything! I was like okay we can’t afford that so he was like oh okay well here is amoxicillin I’m like what for you found NO infection and he was like well it will help and it’s free!!! I’m like no way because I’ve heard and read about doctors just so quick to prescribe amoxicillin for no reason!! Ever since this day I have been so over this doctor!! Also I am still concerned about my daughter because it appears her cough is not getting any better only worse and it is especially bad at night and it interrupts her sleep sometimes causing her to wake up. When she coughs it seems like it takes everything from her. Would you guys find a new doctor?? Do you think her cold is just normal??
Thanks!! *Sorry so long* =)
I agree, get her a second opinion. If the fever is gone, that is a good sign and if she is eating & drinking and not lethargic then most Pediatricians will say to do nothing. She may be experiencing seasonal allergies too. My Son was 3 when he started with allergies in the spring & fall. Coughing, runny nose, irritable. I give him Zyrtec for Children. It is for kids 2 & up. You can also get it in a store brand at Walgreen's called WAL-ZYR & it's less expensive. It really helps. Hope she feels better soon. Mention allergies to the new Dr. too.
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