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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    When should my child see a doctor?

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    If my child has a mild fever and is coughing, should I always take him to see a doctor? Or is a medication like advil/cough syrup for children sufficient?
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  • Dr Pincus has been a paediatrician in Queensland since 1992 and is highly respected by both his colleagues and patients as a talented, attentive and … View Profile

    Children should see a Doctor if they are significantly unwell. This is judged by problems such as breathing difficulties, drowsiness, pain or poor intake rather than having a fever or cough. Cough syrups are generally of no assistance.
    If a child is mildly unwell, resting at home without seeing a Doctor is acceptable

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