[QUOTE=JuniorsMommy929;3204311]Well it has nothing to do with his damn molars we came to find out because now the entire family is sick:mad: he was checked for strep, it came back negative, they called him in a antibiotic for the coughs so it helps ease his sore throat because he was not eatting or drinking, i now got to him eat jello atleast...the doctor also told us to give him tylenol with it every 4 hours, we are using the cool mist humidifier at bedtime, and also the vapor plug in's. my 6 month old is on pediacare and tylenol as the doctor directed every 4 hours also, they share a room so he also has the humidifier and plug in too. my 2 years olds temp has never reached 100, but the 6 month old has hit 100.9.
my oldest now has the wholer unny nose deal, im just aggrivated they didnt do anything earlier, could have prevented all of this, im thinking of switchin pediatricians, im not the only one who has trouble with them!! a friend of mine's son had a needle broke off in his arm when he got his shots a few months ago!!:o
why did they put him on antibiotics if he doesn't have strep??? does he have a bacterial infection? honestly, if it's not strep and it's nothing bacterial, it's probably just a cold and there really isn't anything the doctors could have done to prevent it, you just have to let it run it's course.
the only thing you can do for a cold is treat the symptoms. i like robitussin for coughs -- they make one for ages 2 to adult -- it works like a charm on my girls. if your older one will drink it, hot honey and lemon mixed with water (or apple juice if he won't take it with water) is very soothing for a sore throat and cough. also, vicks baby rub works wonders too! if his nose gets sore and chapped from all the wiping (so not fun!), put vaseline on his nose and it will help. for the sore throat, i'm pretty sure chloraseptic spray is made for kids too. i've used it on my older daughter, and i think it was when she was two.... it worked great for her, so it's definitely worth looking into! also, if his throat is swollen at all, you might try ibuprofen, since it's made to reduce inflammation.
as far as switching doctors, i'd sure do it if your doctor gave you antibiotics for a viral infection! especially if they didn't give you any information about how to treat your son's symptoms! i hate useless doctors! and the needle in the arm thing is a little scary too! hope your little guy is on the way to getting better!