PediatricMD : Hello & welcome to Just Answer!<br><br>If you have any questions after reading my answer, be sure to let me know.
PediatricMD : Lots of questions, I can understand these as a concerned parent myself, and the fact that these are being asked to me during my office practice on a daily basis too !
PediatricMD : Let me try to answer them in a poitnwise fashion
PediatricMD : I hear it should be taken on time, so does the night time counts?
PediatricMD : You can take the medicine at ~ 6 Am 2 PM and 10 PM if you want to be really accurate
PediatricMD : for most practical purposes though, even 8-2-8 dose will suffice in case of antibiotics
PediatricMD : Is the amoxicillin really needed?
PediatricMD : I cannot be sure without physically examining the baby, BUT I do agree that in many situations these infections are viral and antibiotics may not be indicated
PediatricMD : Is the wheezing sound something to be worried? Will it turn to sth like asthma? I am using a inhalator for her. Will that cure the wheezing sounds?
PediatricMD : This may be a prelude to asthma, OR it may be a viral infection associated wheeze, tough to be sure at this age
PediatricMD : Inhalers would be useful if prescribed by your doctor
PediatricMD : Can the diarrhea be related to chronic bronchitis?
PediatricMD : The same infection may have lead to both these symptoms
PediatricMD : If the diarrhea is self limiting, no specific treatment may be needed
PediatricMD : Just plenty of fluids
PediatricMD : and light diet
PediatricMD : should help
PediatricMD : Usually how long shall I expect her cough to be getting better? She is coughing so severe today?
PediatricMD : The coughing can take many days to get better,
PediatricMD : for severe cough, inhalers, and even nebulisation may be needed,
PediatricMD : and even a trip to the ER in case it becomes uncontrollable
PediatricMD : Good to see you online,
Customer: Thank you so much doctor.
PediatricMD : please get back for any clarifications
Customer: So if i give her dose 10 am, 4pm, 10pm, that is absolutely okay and won't make the virus grow more, is that right?
PediatricMD : Basically yes
PediatricMD : As I said above, antibiotics do NOT kill viruses
PediatricMD : so antibiotic would only work in case of a bacterial infection
PediatricMD : but yes you can use it 10-4-10
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PediatricMD : Let me know if you need more inputs
Customer: Thank you so so so much. Your help is wonderful. Will be leaving +ve feedback.