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Small child, having bronchitis, coughing. Using ventolin, saline water. Treatment?

Hi, My baby girl is almost 2 months and she was diagnosed with bronchitis last week. The doctor had prescribed nebulising with ventolin , pulmicort and saline water . She is also on antibiotic Erythromycin ( 1.25ml) 4 times a day. She is still coughing, more at night and when we try to give her the antibiotics. Is there anything that we can do to soothe her. is giving her antibiotics necessary for bronchitis? Appreciate your reply.
Asked On : Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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Nebulisation is unlikely to help too much for a 2 mth old baby since bronchial muscles which it is supposed to dilate aren't developed much by this age. Usually they are triggered by a Viral infection and are sel-limiting in nature. Its better to get blood counts and chest X-ray done to look for signs of bronchopneumonia before giving Antibiotics. Good luck.
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