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Good Morning you all. ,My 2 1/2 baby girl has bronchitis , and she is on antibotics for it. how long will it take for it to go away. cause its a five day antibotics , we have tried everything and nothing has worked so far . what will happend if this anitbotic dont work.

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Asked by jessyka795 at 10:52 AM on Nov. 21, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Well first of all Bronchitis is a virus, so the anti-biotics won't help it at all, it wil however keep it from turning pneumonic. Like all virus it will go away on it's own. The cough is bad hun, I know. Hub and I would hear our daughter cough and cough, and all we could do was cry cause we felt so bad. Just keep pushing fluids in her, humidifier and hot shower steam can help relax the vocal cords when they spasm. Make her a hot lemon and honey drink, that will help too.

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 11:14 AM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • If the doctor is saying it's bronchitis, find a new doctor. First of all, antibiotics do nothing for bronchitis and secondly...babies don't get bronchitis. She may have bronchiolitis, for which antibiotics do nothing either.

    At 2 1/2 months, the LAST thing you should give her is hot lemon and honey!!! That's INSANE. A baby that young should have nothing but formula or breast milk, and definitely not honey or lemon!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:41 AM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • She didn't say 2.5 months, I assumed it ws 2.5 years and then it's ok to give her lemon and honey

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 11:42 AM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • It probably is actually bronchiolitis, as was mentioned above. Antibiotics WILL NOT help with that. Bronchiolitis is a viral infection that causes an irritation in the bronchioles of the lungs. The best thing to do is run a humidifier in her room any time she is in there, if her breathing gets labored try sitting in a closed bathroom with her with the shower running hot to steam it up, and keep her upper torso elevated at night and during naps. If these things do not work, or her breathing begins to sound worse, take her back in and explain that you have tried a,b, and c and they have not worked. At that point they will most likely prescribe a nebulizer treatment every *x* hours to relieve the irritation. Your insurance should pay for both medication and machine. Keep giving her the antibiotics; they are to prevent a secondary infection, not cure the first. Hang in there, she will get better!

    Answer by preacherskid at 12:44 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • My baby girl is 2 1/2 months old. if nothing work will they put her in the hospital for it. Will it go away.

    Answer by jessyka795 at 3:52 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • It is unlikely they will put her in the hospital unless she develops a severe secondary infection; they will try a nebulizer first. We went through the same thing when our daughter was about that age. It will go away, it just takes time for the irritation to go away. Just hang in there and keep an eye on her breathing, make sure she isn't having a lot of trouble; dd was wheezing every time she breathed when they prescribed the nebulizer. If you get ultra concerned, call the doctor and see what they tell you; there's nothing wrong with that.

    Answer by preacherskid at 6:32 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

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