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Child having bad cough and cold. What can be done? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good morning
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Very GM d.Santi
User:My 5 months old daughter having a bad cogh from ast 2-3days
Doctor:Is she running fever too?
User:only cough n cold
Doctor:Absence of fever is a good sign
Doctor:Suggests that there is nothing majorly wrong
Doctor:You could give her simple anti-histamine syrup for 2 days
User:I think its just bcoz of some weather change inNorth india..especially in delhi
Doctor:Yes, it is more likely
Doctor:Keep her warm
User:what are the remedy for same
Doctor:Keep the indoors warm
User:that we do
User:but what we do for cough
Doctor:Make sure is is wrapped well in warm clothes
Doctor:Anti-histamine syrup will help if the cold and cough is a bit too much
User:she face problem in sleeping just becoz of cough
Doctor:Is she drinking mother's milk?
Doctor:Continue to give her mother's milk
Doctor:DO you have any cough syrups at home?
User:Not yet..
Doctor:You may consider giving her Tiximix, or benadryl or even allercet syrup
Doctor:It is not advised at this stage
Doctor:You may wait for 2 to 3 days
User:in meanwhile what we do
User:to cure cough
Doctor:If it is still persistent, please get the syrup prescribed by her Pediatrician
Doctor:She is just 5 months old, so I would not suggest her anything as it will be difficult for you to give her steam or saline mouth gargle
Doctor:Nothing to do as of now
Doctor:Wait and watch for next 2 days
Doctor:It should mostly subside
User:any home remedies
Doctor:If not, you may get the medicines prescribed as I mentioned
Doctor:I would not suggest her anything, except continuing on the mother's milk
Doctor:She is too small
Doctor:Milk with a pinch of turmeric is good
Doctor:but you cannot give to a 5 months old baby
Doctor:Hope you are following me
Doctor:Any intervention from your side might introduce new infection into her
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Hope you are following my suggestions
User:vck vapourabh is good or nt
Doctor:Yes, it is good
Doctor:You may apply it on her chest
Doctor:Do not apply over nose
Doctor:It will only give external relief
Doctor:you may give it, no harm in it
User:ok thanksdoctor
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:I wish her quick recovery
Doctor:Bye for now
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