Can Dilo BM intake be continued for cough treatment? - Online Doctor Chats
My daughter is 7 yrs 4 month and has slight cough since day before yesterday afternoon. i.e 3rd march, Yesterday she came back from school at 3PM she had 103 f fever. Gave crocin DS 10 ml at 3:30 and then at 8:45 before she went to bed. Gave Dilo BM 7.5 ml and allegra 5 ml also alongwith. Monring 8 AM temp was 99.2 not given crocin. Gave Dilo BM 5ML and allegra 5 ml. Now also she looks activeand fine , apparently no fever apart from slight cough. Should we continue medication
Did you consult a doctor before you used the medicines?
The medicines that you used are symptom relieve medicines. It has no role in treating the cause of her symptoms.
Apparently if she has no symptoms now, you need not continue it.
Dilo BM has antitussive properties. If the cough is disturbing her, she can continue these for few more days.
I don't see any need for allergra though.
Crocin can be used only if she has fever again.
At this instance, let me remind you again.
These drugs are symptom relieve drugs which can sometimes suppress the symptoms though the real cause still lingers.
Hope it is clear.
Do you have any other questions?
when you say fever .. is it above 100 degree f ?without crocin?
Temperature measurement is to classify the grade of fever. Temperature above 100 means high grade fever which should be managed appropriately.
ok doctor what should be the ideal doese of dilo bm for her- she is approx 26 kgs
The recommended dose is about 1.2 to 1.6 mg/kg body weight.
We titrate the dose depending on the concentration of drug in one ml.
Usually that is mentioned on the label.
and just to inform you that she has allergic rhinits which keeps surfacing every now and then and gets under control with metaspray , otherwise every night her nose starts blocking.. ( not always though)
I understand she has allergic symptoms. However without an opportunity to examine the child, I wouldn't be able to figure out if there is an element of allergy involved.
Though it may be the cause commonly one needs close physical examination to confirm it.
I suggested to skip allegra based on the information you provided.
ok.. but continuing metaspray and xylomist - p shound be an issue now?
and do you advise allegra.. now , if yes than what should be the dose?
You are asking good questions to me. Unfortunately these are something I cannot opine rightly without a physical examination.
I apologies for not being to answer those. Hope you understand the limitation on online consultation.
I only meant that physical examination is mandatory to confirm a diagnosis and advice the right treatment.
I can provide you the necessary information once the cause of the condition is found out.
In a 7 year old child the sudden appearance of cough and fever may be from viral infection or allergy with super-added bacterial infection.
Treatment of both these condition differs.
i undersntand that Doctor .. diff betn viral and bacterial infections .. but my question was related to uses of metaspray and allegra , both do not treat any infections
Metaspray is a steroid which should be used along with antibiotic cover when there is high grade fever.
Allegra has antihistamine properties which can be very essential if her symptoms is allergy related.
Hence in the current context with just fever and cough as the symptoms, crocin and ambroxol (dilo BM) can suffice.
Need for antihistamines and antibiotics can be determined after evaluating the child.
At this point if the child is stable and has reduced symptoms you can continue crocin as and when fever spikes over 100 deg F
and dilo BM twice daily.
Monitor the child for next couple of days.
If symptoms don't improve, earnestly visit the doctor.
Did you follow what I suggested/
Is there any other questions?
no more questions
Thanks for your time doctor.. ! This will be surely of good help. Apologies for too many questions!
It was my pleasure to answer those questions.
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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