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Can augmentin benylin be used to treat colds with high fever and throat infection ?

Hi,My daughter is 2 year old,she is having high fever , throat infection and her throat as red as tomato,she too have cold,cough.She has been given Augmentin,benylin,can i use this or start any other medicine please suggest me.
Fri, 20 Jan 2012
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Is her tongue also blood red? If so, then this is a 'strawberry tongue' and you should get her blood tests, throat swabs, X-ray chest and other investigations done to rule out done, to rule out Kawasaki Disease, Toxic Shock Syndrome and Scarlet Fever. Does she have any rash or swelling anywhere on her body?
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You should start off these drugs as early as possible .Augmentin is the antibiotic and is effective in treating throat infection.You should keep in mind that , even if the symptoms come down , augmentin should not be stopped till the prescribed course is done.Associated salt water gargling will relieve symptoms quickly.
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