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Child has pneumonia, fever and cough. What is medicine for her?

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,my daugther have phemonia and makes her fever what is the good medicine should i give for her ?shes always coughing and fever
Posted Mon, 21 May 2012 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Puneet Maheshwari 3 hours later
Hi, thanks for the query,

well,Treatment for pneumonia in children starts with identifying the cause. Pneumonia can be bacterial, viral or fungal. Mycoplasma pneumoniae, a macroscopic organism that is similar to bacteria, can also cause the illness. The child's doctor will perform a thorough physical exam to determine the cause prior to prescribing treatment. This will include a chest X-ray and blood tests. Sometimes mucus testing is required. If the cause cannot be determined, the doctor will likely treat the pneumonia as a bacterial infection.

For some children with mild pneumonia, doctors prescribe no medical treatment. The body simply must fight the infection on its own. Bacterial and mycoplasma pneumonia are treated with antibiotics. Symptoms caused by bacterial infections often clear up just a few days after starting antibiotics, and many parents forget to continue giving their children the medicine. Physicians caution against this, as stopping antibiotics too early can cause a repeat infection. This also leads to strains of the bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.

Viral pneumonia cannot be treated with antibiotics. In severe cases, doctors may prescribe a child an antiviral medication, but viral cases are typically treated with rest and fluids, giving the child's body a chance to fight the infection on its own. Fungal cases of pneumonia are treated using antifungal medications.

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