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Hello Doctor,

MY daughter is 4.5 yrs old. from the age of 3 yrs she gets cold cough fever and wheezing  frequently.She have allergic bronchitis. From the last two months she gets fever and cough after 7-10 days and she gets antibiotic (amoxicilin) and paracetamol  every time as prescribed by the doctor. she is also taking Montair lc kid from last 1.5 months and getting recovered from cough. But there is no relief from fever. she gets fever after every 7-9 days and  it takes 2-3 days in recovery.

My question is that what is the reason for such frequent fever. although i have had test so many times but there is nothing much more instead of infection. she is also suffering from cough and cold. whether i should give antibiotics every time, when doctor prescribed and how much time it will takes to recover from all these. please help

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Giving antibiotics alone will not solve the  problem. You should focus on strengthening the immune system of the child with proper food and exposure to good vibrations. If her weight gain is normal and she is active I do not think here is anything serious. Many parents over react to minor illness in  children.
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Dr. Arun Kumar Suri

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I can answer questions in the field of general pediatrics-questions regarding the development of children, immunization, feeding, weaning and common childhood problems like fever, cough and recurrent illness. Many of these topics are dealt with on my website Healthy Family Happy Family. Often a mother imagines that her child is sick when in fact there is no problem. Such a mother needs explanation and reassurance. I will not be able to answer specific questions regarding diagnosis.

Experience

I have more than 20 years of experience as a Pediatrician. I have been involved in the care of premature babies and also many critically ill children.

Organizations
I am attached to a Mission hospital in a small town in the Kannur dist. of Kerala in India. I also have my private clinic in a nearby place.

Publications
Most of my articles are on my website Healthy Family Happy Family. I have also contributed articles to Ezine Articles and Article City. I believe that Pediatrics is more than treating diseases in children. I advocate holistic approach to child health and problems of children giving equal importance to physical, psychological and spiritual health of children.

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M.B.B.S. D.C.H. I have completed a distant course in adolescent health conducted by IMA AKN SINHA INSTITUTE. I have also completed an online course on Ayurvedic care of children conducted by Jiva Institute.

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My website has been recognized by HONcode for trustworthy information on health. It has also been listed by familyfriendlysites.com/, healthdirectorymoz.com/Child-Health/ and medindia.net.

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