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chesty cough
Constanta matei: chesty cough
Mar. 30, 2012 6:26 pm
hi i have 3 months old girl she got chest caugh .the gp priscribe her augmentin duo 2 tuimes a day i give her medicine from wensday but she is not getting better.and she drinks only 80-110 ml of milk 6 times a day she was drinking before 170 ml 6 times a day .i want to know if this is ok or i should take her to an emergency hospital or should wait for 2 days more.thanks
Answer chesty cough Name Dr M. K. Gupta
Apr. 3, 2012 10:05 pm
Dear Matei
Giving augmentin duo for cough initially is a good decision by your GP as it is a quite safe medicine and it is good for cough but if after 5 days of treatment there is no improvement you should take your child to some hospital and get some investigation done. In cases of persistent cough x-ray chest and few blood investigation is required.

oughs are one of the most common symptoms of childhood illness. Although a cough can sound awful, it's not usually a sign of a serious condition. In fact, coughing is a healthy and important reflex that helps protect the airways in the throat and chest.

But sometimes, your child's cough will warrant a trip to the doctor. Understanding what different types of cough could mean will help you know how to take care of them and when to go to the doctor.

With regards
M.K. Gupta
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