Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Nini | 2011-02-25

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fever

Hi doc, my daughter started with a cough last weekend, but no cold or flu symptoms. Then as the week progressed, she started with a snotty nose. We took her to the doctor on Tuesday, he says that she has a simple cold and we should not worry cause it''s gonna go away, it''s nothing serious becuase it''s just in her throat and not in her chest. He didnt prescribe any medication either. We sent her to school on Wed, and they told us to come fetch her and not bring her back till she''s better. Anyway, yesterday I got Karvol for her chest and it seemed to help last night, so we sent her to school today. Now I got a call from her school saying she has a fever of just over 38!!! What am I suppose to do now? This doctor charged me almost R500 to see her the first time, now I have to pay him again cause she must go back this evening? Her chest sounds so bad when she coughs. Should I take her back tonight or hang on to what the doctor says that she will get better. Please help, her school says it seems like her eyes are swollen, she''s miserable, and she''s coughing.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Unfortunately you have not mnetioned how old your daughter is. She started off with a cold but is now getting sicker and has a fever.She is coughing and you mention that her eyes are swollen. It is possible that she is developing whooping cough because this is how whooping cough often starts off.If this illness is not whooping cough then she certainly has a chest infection. She does need to be seen by a doctor or clinic nurse as she probably needs an antibiotic.

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Posted by: Candi | 2011-02-25

Hey Nini,
Take her back to dr! I bad chest is neva a good thing!
Have u got a nebulizer?
Shame man - let me know how Maddy is doing!
Strongs!

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