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Child having cough, cold and fever. Given crocin 2.5 ml. having loose motion and teething. Alternate solution for antibiotic?

Hi, my one year daughter has been having a cold and coughs occasionaly(during the nights especially) for the last 3 days,and shes been running temperature every now and then,and i give her crocin 2.5 ml when she runs fever,she has also been having loose motion and been teething at the same time,my doctor has prescribed ofloxacin and ornidazole suspension,im not comfortable with starting antibiotic course yet,is there an alternate solution.pls do let me know. thank you
Asked On : Sat, 5 May 2012
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welcome to HCM
your daughter is having two problems at a time that is respiratory tract infection and gastroenteritis.
gastroenteritis can be managed with metronidazole only and some immune enhancing drugs like zinc containing compounds but you cannot treat respiratory tract infection without antibiotics as the infection may lead to pneumonia which have a high mortality rate. so if the benefits overlaps the risk factor of the drugs then i think there should be no hesitation to start for antibiotics however more safe antibiotic for this age is 3rd generation cephalosporins like cefexime at a dose of 10-20mg/kg/day instead of quinolones
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Answered: Sat, 5 May 2012
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