sputum. Some causes of nonproductive coughs can be allergies, the common cold, orexposure to dust, fumes or other environmental factors. Over the counter medications are available for coughs; however, please contact our office for proper dosage and type of medication if your child is under six years old.
Earaches sometimes occur following a recent cold or respiratory infection. Symptoms of an earache include: trouble sleeping, fever, irritability or pink eye (conjunctivitis). If your child has these symptoms, please contact our office for an appointment.
Contrary to most beliefs, fever can be a good thing. Fever is the body's attempt to fight off an infection. Normally, if a child has a fever greater that 101 degrees, we advise to give Tylenol. If the fever lasts for more than 72 hours (3 days), please call our office for an appointment.
Tylenol and Motrin may be alternated in their administration every 3-4 hours for children over six months of age when the fever is in excess of 102.5 degrees. Fever affects children differently, some children will have a fever of 104 degrees and still be playful while others may only have a fever of 101 degrees and be lethargic. Parents, you know you child best, if you are concerned, please call our office.