Teen daughter, felt sick yesterday with an occasional cough. By morning the cough rapidly increased to every minute.
The cough: both dry cough and sometimes a little mucas, but sounds very dry.
The fever: 101 degrees, chills, shaky.
The Throat: not red, not ****y, nothing unusual, no pus pockets, no sign of discharge, but she complains that her throat is sore on left side, and her lymph is sore on left side.
The lungs: no wheezing, but she said it hurts to breathe in.
Nasal: no sneezing, no runny nose, no stuffy nose.
Body: Backache started this morning, achy feeling all over. No rash, no earache, very slight headache in temple area. Stomache muscles hurt from so much coughing.
Appetite: She ate, when food was brought to her. She has a large appetite normally.
Im trying to figure out if this is flu or a cold or pluritis, so I can properly treat it. Should I use a cough supressant or something like tussin dm which has both a suppressant and expectorant?
Meds: she isnt on meds, but I want to drop her fever, and help with the cough. She claims that alka-seltzer plus cold medicine ( which I have in the med cabinet, never works for her.) I also have niquel, dayquil, tussen DM, and ChildrensTriacting Cough & sore throat ( cough suppressant with tylenol in it) which has both a child and adult doasgae on it.
Please reply if your a Dr., Nurse, PA or not in the medical field. THANK YOU.