Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Aimee | 2010/02/08

Q.

Bronchitirs

Hi Doc....my daughter was diagnosed with having bronchitirs last week Monday, the doctor gave me an antibiotic and a cough mixture........though she does not seem to be getting better, the cough is as bad as it was when i took her to the dr......what can i do to restore her health?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your daughter [age not given] may have bronchiolitis which is usually caused by a virus. Viruses cannot be treated by antibiotics. This type of illness usually takes at least 10 days to get better by itself. If your daughter is still coughing and is not getting better by Thursday please ask the doctor to see her again

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