Thanks for writing in.
If the medicines were started on 20th, today makes it the fifth day. If your daughter had a chest infection
, it should have been better by now. Most antibiotics show their effect within 48 hours after starting treatment.
However, the cough can take upto 2 weeks to completely get out of the system. If cough is present for more than 2 weeks after initiating treatment, I would suggest you take her to the paediatrician, to rule out other causes of cough like tuberculosis
, or cough variant asthma
In the mean time, the best treatment for your daughter would be to give her plenty of warm fluids to drink. (be it water, milk etc). Give her a teaspoon of honey mixed with a pinch of freshly ground pepper 3 times a day. Try to get her to do steam inhalation 3 -4 times a day under supervision.
Hope this helps.
Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan