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Child diagnosed with chest infection, has fever, rapid and wheezy breathing, prescribed keflex suspension. Worrisome?

My little girl (3) has just been diagnosed with a chest infection, she has been prescribed keflex suspension. She has a high temp so i have given her calpol (5ml) She has a bad cough and sore throat . She has just fallen asleep and her breathing is quite rapid and wheezy. She is taking about 40 breaths per minute, is this ok?
Asked On : Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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I agree with the concern you have.40 respiratory rate is high. And to add to it the wheezy sound. Your little girl is suffering from hyper reactive airway disease .So along with the keflex she would require some good nebulisation with a bronchodilator and also some oral bronchodilator.You would need to show to your pediatrician immediately or else her respiratory distress might increase.

Bye. Take care.
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