Your little toddler has had recurrent upper and lower respiratory infections over the past 4 months and now has a high fever and a bad cough. So it is very probable that she has another chest infection. This kind of problem is common in preschool children in the winter months, but especially in children who attend a creche. If your little girl is at a creche she should be taken out as she cannot be on antibiotics and medicines so often.She recently got thrush as a consequence of her last antibiotic.From your description of her cough she may now have an illness which is similar to whooping cough. This is called 'parapertussis'. It is important to treat this illness early otherwise the cough may become more severe and last for 3 months or longer. So I am afraid it is back to the paediatrician, but inform her that the probable diagnosis is whooping cough so that she can start your daughter on the correct treatment.You should also keep your daughter on probiotics through the winter months and on Scotts Emulsion to boost her immunity.
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