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Basically it is less likely for this to be due to a bacterial infection and she is probably having bronchitis which usually results from a viral infection, so antibiotics aren't effective. However, what she does require is an examination by her doctor, and her doctor might prescribe an antibiotic if he or she suspects that she has a bacterial infection. This will be based on the sputum tests which your doctor will advise you, and if these tests show that a bacteria is the causative organism then specific antibiotics may be prescribed by your doctor.
So the thick green sputum is an indication to show your daughter to her doctor though this is not necessarily an indication for an antibiotic.
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This then is a definite indication for having the sputum tested. Based on the result, the specific treatment, especially if antibiotics are indicated will be highly beneficial.
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