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|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
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.