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Small child, severe cough, bronchitis. Tried vaporizers, humidifiers, OTC medication. Permanent cure?

My son is 1yr and 4months, on Sunday night he was coughing really bad so we took him to see his dr and she said he has bronchitis . With that said we are doing all that we can at home with; humidifiers, vaporizers, Rx and OTC medicine. But his cough is still there not as bad as when he first started but he cough a lot, it s been 4days now is this normal? Do I take him back to see his pedi?
Asked On : Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician, Neonatology 's  Response
Hi,
yes, It is normal to have cough for a longer time with bronchitis than ordinary chest infection. You have to finish the course of medicines prescribed and then meet the pediatrician to decide the follow up medicines. Good luck,God bless
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General & Family Physician Dr. Nsah Bernard's  Response
Dec 2012
Hi,

Thank you for your post.
From your description it shows that there is a amelioration. You should expect acute bronchitis to last upto a couple of weeks, not more than a month. Your treatment did not include any antibiotics. Generally, acute bronchitis is caused by viruses but can also be as a result of bacteria. If the bronchitis persist within a couple of days, I'll suggest to visit his pediatrician. Antibiotics may need to be started.

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Pediatrician, Cardiology Dr. Pradeep Kumar's  Response
Hello
In case of sudden onset of coughing in a small child foreign body must be ruled out. Your physician has examined the child and diagnosed him as a case of bronchitis. In bronchitis cough is the main symptoms and it may take few weeks to subside completely.
So I would suggest you to continue the medications and if condition worsened like vomiting following cough or blood mixed sputum then consult your doctor immediately.
Regards
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Hi
Thanks for your query.
As your daughter was having bronchitis it takes some days to settle.so i advise you to continue with medication.
I suggest you to taken her to pediatrician for follow up.

Your daughter will be fine.
God bless
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