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My sisters 2 year old has had a ear infection on clarithromycin for 4 days. he is couging and gurgling with each breath and is breathing 21 per min?

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Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 30 years experience
See MD: If there are signs of respiratory distress. A respiratory rate of 21 is ok for a 2 y.o., but if he is "gurgling" or having difficulty breathing he should be evaluated by a Dr. If he is lethargic, not feeding, poor color, nostrils flaring, and/or you can see his ribs retracting with each breath, then he needs prompt evaluation.

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