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Will taking Augmantin safe for Pneumonia?

Hi, My 8 months baby girl had fever, difficult to breath from 10 days, i took her to the doctor, after blood test(CBC, CRP) (CRP=14,, and xray, they diagnosed it as Pnuemonia, he gave her Augmantin and coughing medication. the fever went in one day, and she became very good in five days, but we continued her medication as the doctor prescription for total 10 days, on the 10th day, she start having rash in her buttocks, face, then hands, legs even now under her feet. we took her to the doctor again, he did CBC and urine analysis, still WBC 24, HCT 29, he diagonsed this time with HSP, purpura, and gave her predisone. Please i need your advice on this.
Fri, 18 Sep 2015
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Hi,
Welcome to Hcm,
Your child is having 2 different problems. But good thing is it seems that your doctor is doing exactly right with your baby. Pneumonia being treated with augmentin is perfect and your child seems to have recovered completely from that. Regarding HSP, hard to ccomment on without having a look at it. Most HSP doesn't warrant starting of steroids in this case prednisolone and its a self limiting illness especially with wbc being so high. But I am sure your doctor has a reason to do so. Its better be discussed with him. I am sure you child will recover very soon. Take care.
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Will taking Augmantin safe for Pneumonia?

Hi, Welcome to Hcm, Your child is having 2 different problems. But good thing is it seems that your doctor is doing exactly right with your baby. Pneumonia being treated with augmentin is perfect and your child seems to have recovered completely from that. Regarding HSP, hard to ccomment on without having a look at it. Most HSP doesn t warrant starting of steroids in this case prednisolone and its a self limiting illness especially with wbc being so high. But I am sure your doctor has a reason to do so. Its better be discussed with him. I am sure you child will recover very soon. Take care.