Pediatrics Questions Antibiotics

Should my daughter take an antibiotic for whooping cough?

Hi, can I ask if my daughter could take an antibiotic last December 12 then take it again on December 31 because of whooping cough? Are there side effects? She has a fever and cold, and she has difficulty breathing at night when she tries to sleep.

Female | 1 year old
Complaint duration: 31/12/2018
Medications: Co-Amoxciclav
Conditions: Whooping cough, fever.

1 Answer

The treatment for whooping cough is zithromax, biaxin, and E.E.S., not augmentin. Antibiotics may have to be repeated because it is hard to kill the bacteria. Has your child had her 2, 4, and 6 months shots? These help protect against whooping cough.