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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello: I have 2 children 12 and 8 years old. But have a cold, cough and fever. And both have mild wheezing sounds coming from their upper respiratory region. I can hear it through a stethoscope. What can I do about this? Their breathing is also slightly labored and fast. Thanks
Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello Dr.
Doctor :   you can give them some syrup containing brocnchodilators
Doctor :   also steam inhalation can help
User :   you are in india? because in we can't buy bronchodialators without prescription.
User :   is it wheezing if the sounds are coming from the upper res. system?
Doctor :   otrivine drops can be used to clear nasal congestion
Doctor :   yes it is
User :   i am also doing ayurvedic home remedies..that's what i practice.
Doctor :   ayurvedic medicines, usually take a long time to act and clear out symptoms ,
Doctor :   but they are helpful in the preventive aspect
User :   i know. but it seems to help a bit. i wasn;t sure if i should be doing anything else.
Doctor :   and reduce the severity of illness
Doctor :   may i know where you reside ?
User :   in CA
User :   usa
Doctor :   Ok
User :   thank you. unless you have any other advise for reducing phlegm
Doctor :   you can give them tylenol for children
Doctor :   to reduce the fever
Doctor :   and benadryl cough syrup, which can reduce the allergic aspect of the cough
Doctor :   in addition, mucomix can be given to break down the secretions and aid proper expectoration
User :   thank you
Doctor :   if the cough and wheezing is severe, nebulisation with steam would help
Doctor :   in addition , inhalers by prescription, would be helpful for speedy resolution of symptoms
User :   ok thanks very much
Doctor :   A course of antibiotics can also resolve the infection soon , and help better recovery
Doctor :   You are most welcome
Doctor :   thank you for consulting me here
Doctor :   take care and hope your kids recover soon
Doctor :   bye for now
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