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Sick with pneumonia...

My 4 year old has been diagnosed with strep throat and pneumonia. He has been on antibiotics for a few days, but still has a horrible cough. Has anyone been as lucky as us to have a child with this? How long does it usually take for them to get over it? He did have a fever for about 8 days of 102.0, but that has stopped since the medicine. He's acting fine now. I didn't know when he could start playing in the pool etc....He has a follow up in about a month.

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BWIND

Asked by BWIND at 10:12 PM on Jul. 9, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • if you have questions, call the pedi or even the er. there should be someone who will be able to answer your questions
    dreamangel06

    Answer by dreamangel06 at 10:43 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • Continue the medication the full time as directed on bottle and what doctor told you don't assume he is better and stop. Strep is very contagious and pneumonia can have relapses so there is no rush to have him at the pool. why take chances?
    Onslow

    Answer by Onslow at 10:51 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • call your doctor and ask them things like this can last 10-14 days and the cough could last longer. Just keep giving the antibiotic until it is gone
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 7:02 AM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • keep him on antibiotics and to help with the cough, put Vicks vapor rub on his feet and cover with socks after his bath. The cough will stop and congestion will clear some. Pneumonia is a terrible thing to go through, my son was born with it, and was hospitalized for the first 14 days of his life. Make sure he gets plenty of fluids and keep him out of the pool until he is completely better or he will most likely have a relapse. Rest is the best thing for him right now.
    kustomkrochet

    Answer by kustomkrochet at 12:54 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

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