A bad cold or something serious?
He has had a few days off school and today seems worse with continued cough and some chills at home.
There is no history of asthma.
He looks well hydrated but unhappy; axillary temperature is 37.8°C; heart rate and respiratory rate are minimally elevated for age.
He has a red throat, a dry cough and scattered crackles and wheezes throughout his chest.
You suspect atypical pneumonia but decide he is well enough to be treated at home.
You commence therapy with oral