Re: When to go to the doctor for a cough
If its not getting better at this point I would, just to be safe. 2 year old DS had one for several weeks, but it got a little better just wouldn't go away. Turns out he had an ear infection- never knew that in younger kids ear infections present as a cold that won't go away. He never tugged on his year or complained of pain and he had a 99.9 fever one day out of the whole 3 weeks he was coughing and congested. 99% of the time they can't do anything because it is a virus. So I usually do wait, but once something has passed its normal time period we go or if it appears to be getting worse like your lo I would go. And if I am worried and it will make me feel better we go.
Hope they are feeling better soon.
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and IHM 10/6/10
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