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My 4 year old boy woke up screaming all night off and on and now is congested and stuffy and losing his voice what can i do

 
jmiljies

Asked by jmiljies at 6:36 PM on May. 9, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • make him saw AHHH with a flashlight and see if his tonsils/throat are red/swollen. If not then its an ear infection.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:39 PM on May. 9, 2011

  • If he is losing his voice, I might be a bit worried that you may have a few croupy nights coming up. If he starts the funny coughing, bring him into the steamy bathroom, or take him outside into the cold. My docs prescribe emergency steroids for that (take only if the child is having trouble with breathing).

    Sorry mama.
    ImaginationMama

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 6:41 PM on May. 9, 2011

  • throat is a little red but the ears look just fine and no fever
    jmiljies

    Comment by jmiljies (original poster) at 6:41 PM on May. 9, 2011

  • Does he have a temp? Has he told you what is hurting? if its his ears that are hurting it could be an ear infection and he would need an antibiotic, either case if he was up all night in pain sounds like a drs visit is needed.
    Princess_s21

    Answer by Princess_s21 at 6:43 PM on May. 9, 2011

  • the only time my DD did this she had an ear infection....and no fever too so i would get him checked out
    doula-mom25

    Answer by doula-mom25 at 6:43 PM on May. 9, 2011

  • no ear infection and no fever very congested and runny and losing his voice he wont say what hurts just keeps saying bridge? so not sleepy just very very whinny
    jmiljies

    Comment by jmiljies (original poster) at 6:49 PM on May. 9, 2011

  • i am a nurse and yes i do have a scope and all the fun stuff just lookin for advise but thank you for your not helpful option
    jmiljies

    Comment by jmiljies (original poster) at 6:51 PM on May. 9, 2011

  • i was asking for advise i am not a docter i was just wanting to know what other moms thought is all so please be nice
    jmiljies

    Comment by jmiljies (original poster) at 7:05 PM on May. 9, 2011

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