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8 year old, cold, fever, dry cough. Given antibiotic. Cure for symptoms?

Hello Sir, my 8 years old son have been suferring from cold, fever and dry cough for the last 4 days, he had been taken to pediatrician and the doctor gave antibiotic Augmentin and multivitamin,what worries me is that this kind of cough irritate his sleep and the cough is quite frequent, would it be harmful to give betnosol after taking paracetamol and antibiotic? Thank You
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

I suggest you to not to start those steroids on your own.

They can be harmful to your kid.

Steroids are useful only in a cough of bronchial asthma and should not be given like that.

Is your child having rapid breathing? What is his respiratory rate?

Is he having any chest indrawing while breathing?

Please reply in detail so that we can help you better.
Take care.
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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