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What is the treatment for throat pain with cough in a child?

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Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At April 24, 2019
Reviewed AtSeptember 22, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My daughter is 6 years old and weighs about 52.91 to 55.11 lbs. She has been having throat pain and coughing and running a fever of 100.5 degrees Fahrenheit since yesterday. She got a throat infection from me. I consulted with my doctor and she gave me about one and a half teaspoons and Betadine gargles for her and told us to consult a Pediatrician. But my daughter is not getting better.

Please help.

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Please continue the same treatment as going on. An antibiotic like Augmentin may need to be added based on the clinical examination of the child (to see if it is required). Also, Ibugesic may be started to reduce the pain and inflammation (if any) based on the clinical examination.

As of now to relieve the pain you can use Ibugesic one and a half teaspoon (SOS only). As far as the cough is concerned, you may cut down on the Betadine gargles and instead take one teaspoon of honey with lukewarm water twice a day for a soothing effect. Show the pediatrician tomorrow for further course of treatment.

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Thank you for your reply. I am currently taking Augmentin 625 tablet. Can you please suggest syrup form of Augmentin for her age and dosage information?

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

You can take syrup Augmentin TDS (400 mg/5 ml) as one and a half teaspoon twice a day instead of the tablet. Duration is the same as prescribed for the tablet.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

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