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My daughter had antibiotics last week for chest infection.

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Hi, my daughter had antibiotics last week for chest infection. She is ok now but still coughing a bit. Is that normal?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just to add she keeps on swallowing post drip nasal stuff.
Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 1 year ago.

Cough can last a couple of week in such a case . Fever is usually the first to respond in cases of chest infection. So if your daughter does not have any fever and chest pain and just a dry cough this will also get better . She can take some anti histamine like Cetrizine or Benadryl and mucinex to help ease the symptoms.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The cough still sometimes has a phlegm, especially because of swallowing mucus. It's kind of clear with green specks. I rather she doesn't take more antibiotics. Should I wait or go back to doc?
Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 1 year ago.

Has she got any fever ?

Which antibiotic was given and for how many days ?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No fever at all. She is full of beans and sleeps well. Can't remember name, some kind of penicillin, for 7 days.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She finished course on Monday
Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 1 year ago.

Ok . I think you should give him the medicines I mentioned , In case if she does not feel any better in a couple of days then get a review from your doctor.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, thanks