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Toddler with fever and bad throat, prescribed Cough syrup and Paracetamol. Can I give Azithromycin?

My child has fever for the last few days and a bad throat including persistent coughing. The doctor has prescribed only cough syrup and paracetamol syrup, saying it is a throat infection that will go away. The age of the child is 23 months. Can the child be given Aziwok syrup? ( Azithromycin ). If yes, how much and for how long? We would appreciate your reviewing the above and am grateful for your advice.
Asked On : Sun, 30 Dec 2012
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Pediatrician, Neonatology 's  Response
Hi jayasri,Your doctor is correct in not prescribing antibiotics.
Unless it is a strep throat, antibiotics are not given routinely.
This may be a viral cough,
Give some more time and see.
please do not medicate the child by yourself especially with antibiotics!!!. Let the doctor see the child again.
Answered: Sun, 30 Dec 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query
symptoms mentioned by you are of respiratory infection and most common it is viral in nature in which we do not need antibiotics.I will asvise you not to do any self medication,continue with paracetamol and cough syrup as prescribed.You should give him plenty of fluids,warm fluid will help .In case you fell that his symptoms are not improving take him to doctor again.
Your child will be fine .
God bless.
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