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Laryngitis

Ok so the other day i took dd to the dr where i was told she had Laryngitis he gave her an antibiotic and cough medicine well her voice is clear but shes still coughing really hard to the point where she says ow after a cough and shes out of the antibiotic and asked to go back to the dr im not sure if theres anything more they can do for her have any other moms had this happen to them or had a child with Laryngitis?

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aubrees_mommie

Asked by aubrees_mommie at 10:53 PM on Mar. 7, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • She may just have a lingering cough for awhile, or she may be brewing a case of bronchitis. I think it warrants a call to the doctor if she's still coughing that hard and is in pain. They may want her on another round of antibiotics, or they may want to try a different antibioitic. Or sometimes a dose of prednisone is what you need to kick a lung infection. Or, of course, they may said it just needs to run its course. So definitely, call the doc and explain how things have progressed. Poor thing. Hope she's better soon.
    BlueFrogMama

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 11:09 PM on Mar. 7, 2009

  • I would go ahead and go back so they can take a look at it. There are some nasty bugs going around and they may want to try something diff. or just monitor the situation and let it run its course.
    MamiJaAyla

    Answer by MamiJaAyla at 11:56 AM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • She might have a cough for a couple of weeks even while on medications. You could call your pediatrician and see if she can have any cough medicine... but I would for sure ask. Some illnesses it's okay to give cough medicine and others they want the child to cough to help clear the lungs.
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 1:19 PM on Mar. 8, 2009

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