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Child having chest congestion and coughing. What is the treatment?

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my 11 month old child is having chest congestiona nd coughing badly. its being almost 20 days. he is improving but doc has not prescribed any antibiotic. want to know the medication given to him is right or not?
Posted Mon, 2 Dec 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Arun 26 hours later
Brief Answer: Must be correct most of the times Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing to healthcare magic. Cold attacks are common in kids below 3 years. Mostly it is viral , unless fever and symptoms do not improve in few days we do not give antibiotics even if there is chest congestion . Your doctor must have done rightly so. Unnecessary antibiotics would do more harm than good. You can continue treatment as advised by your doctor safely. Wishing your kid speedy recovery. Regards Dr Arun
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