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Hi, my 15 month old has a wet cough and wheezy chest. took him to a doctor about 3 weeks ago. she prescribed augmentin, coryx and venteze. unfortunately he still has the wet cough and wheezy chest. please help? were in lockdown so a bit worried.

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Dr. Thulja Trikamjee
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VIRAL INFECTION: Hi, he likely has a condition called viral Bronchiolitis. It is extremely common, and lasts a while. However, there is a wide spectrum - it can be very mild, or very severe. A virus takes weeks before it is eliminated in the body, and he is likely still fighting it. The therapy is based on his symptoms, and I would recommend something to alleviate airway inflammation, especially in this time.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Wheezing: Please use the inhaler Albuterol 1-2 puffs every few hours for wheezing. Try not to exceed 8 puffs/one day. For his wet cough, continue the antibiotic as prescribed. If he develops fever, a chest image may be obtained as indicated. The use of an oral steroid in the short term may provide relief. Stay home, provide fluids and contact your PCP. A virtual consultation is available online from HT.

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