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Taking Augmentin for cough and fever. Further investigation required? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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User:Dear Doctor:

My niece is having cough for past one month (2 years old). She is under full medication for last 12 days (ventorlin cough syrup,
anti allergen montair LC kid
crocin for fever and later changed to augmentin duo for fever
some powder for treating throat infection ). But no signs of improvement. She gets fever mostly in the evenings and sometimes goes above 101 degrees. Her doctor prescribed augmentin duo for fever if it goes above 101 degrees. But my sister is worried bcoz even on full medication there is no improvement in her condition and also my niece is hardly eating or drinking anything and not sleeping well. So should she be doing an x-ray or blood test? What could be the reason for such ill health? Should she continue with the medication when she is not eating anything? Any other suggestions for her condition?
Doctor:Hi Good evening
Doctor:I am Dr. XXXXXXX here.
User:Hello Good evening Doctor
Doctor:I was going through the details you have given.
Doctor:I have read your query.
Doctor:From the history you have given, it seems that no investigations has been done till now.
User:yes, she is being treated for cough and fever
User:but no further investigation
Doctor:Is she being treated by a pediatrician?
User:Yes she is treated by a pediatrician
Doctor:Ok.
Doctor:In that case, it is important to review with him/her and get examined again.
Doctor:She may require blood investigations and X-ray.
Doctor:If those are pretty fine, then there should be nothing to worry as such.
Doctor:When was Augmentin started?
User:Augmentin was started only yesterday, since the fever was high, above 102 degrees
Doctor:Ok.
Doctor:Please do continue with the medications.
User:Our only worry is that with this much medication, her cough is not getting better
Doctor:It will take at least 2-3 days, for the fever to subside, after starting of antibiotics.
Doctor:Initially cough would not have subsided because of the infection.
Doctor:Now, since the antibiotic has been started, probably the cough and infection should be coming down.
User:Okay,
Doctor:You can wait till day after tomorrow.
Doctor:If it is not coming down by then, it is important to get the investigations done.
Doctor:In the mean time, let her take more of liquid diet, such as rice porridge.
User:Okay Doctor,
Doctor:Have you understood my suggestions?
User:I understand Doctor, I will continue Augmentin for 2-3 days
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you on? How is your kid Ms. XXXXXX
Doctor:Was there any problems after we talked yesterday?
User:And if the condition does not improve then I go for investigation. That was all my querries, My son is doing good. I did not realise I am talking to the same doctor, No I do not see any issue after that, but I am continuing to observe him
Doctor:Good. I don't think there would be any problem with your son.
User:He seems to be fine and active, So I am not worried now. Thanks for your timely advice Doctor, it gives great relief
Doctor:Hope I had been of help to you.
Doctor:You are welcome always.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
User:Yes, I am very happy with your suggestion. Thanksa lot,
Doctor:That is nice of you. Thank you.
Doctor:Have a Beautiful Evening!!
User:Have a Good Day Doctor, Bye
Doctor:Bye
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