Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Es | 2010/03/08


Sick toddler

My grandaughter is 2 years old - she has bronchitis - the clinic gave get an antibiotic, some Ilidian and some prednisone - it is now 10 days later and her cough has not disappeared and she keeps getting a fever - my daugther does not have medical aid to is at the mercy of the clinic - also they are not able to get the Ilidian into her nose as she shakes her head around - how long does bronchitis last

Expert's Reply



Children of this age do not get bronchitis as such but they can get a chest infection called 'bronchiolitis' where the smallest airways in the lung are infected.The usual cause is a virus infection which of course is not cured by antibiotics. This illness often lasts for 2 weeks or longer. She must use Salex nose drops in her nose twice a day. She should lie on her back on her bed when the drops are put into her nose.Give her Mucospect or Flemex syrup to clear her chest of mucous.

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