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Small child, suffering from fever, sore throat, cough. Prescribed amoxicillin. Correct medication?

My son is 21 months and been having fever on and off since Tuesday night,I went to the doctor on Friday and she just saw a bit of a sore throat so gave him amoxicillin but said to wait a couple of days because it wasn t that bad,now is hot a really bad chesty cough ,and fever should I give him the amoxicillin or go and see the doctor again?thank you
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Thank you for your query.

You need to complete the course of amoxicillin and add some decongestant/cough syrup and paracetamol/acetaminophen to control the fever. In case there is no improvement then a revisit to the doctor is warranted.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son an early recovery.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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