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

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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User:hello doctor
Doctor:how are you?
User:doing good...thanks
Doctor:how can I help you?
User:i hope u remember me...
Doctor:yes I do
User:its again regarding my daughter who is 5 and 1/2 month old
Doctor:yes tell me
User:from past two three days my daughter is having cold and little cough
User:she does not have any fever
Doctor:is she feeding and playing well?
User:her sneezing has increased
User:yes she is feeding and playing well but sleeps a lot
Doctor:is she getting any medication?
User:no medication
Doctor:you need to do 2-3 things
User:she is active when she is awake
Doctor:first, keep her warm
Doctor:its very important
User:and sometimes we can see traces of runny nose but its not regular
User:yes we are doing that
Doctor:second, give her saline nasal drops
User:yes we are using naso clear
Doctor:thats perfect
Doctor:for the cough, I would suggest you see a physician
User:should we take her to visit a doctor
Doctor:We need to rule out pneumonia depending on the examination findings
User:ok...her cough is not lot but its kind of intermittent
Doctor:still XXXXXXX
Doctor:Dont take a chance with children
Doctor:its better you take her
User:pneumonia should not be a chance coz we gave prevnar vaccination for pneumonia
Doctor:we dont want to miss a infection
Doctor:there are viral pneumonias XXXXXXX
Doctor:and no vaccine can protect against them
User:can this be related to the solids
User:i mean we started giving her solids mainly rice and dals since saturdat
Doctor:do it after 15 days
Doctor:let her get exclusive breast milk till 6 months
Doctor:also, this is not related to the solids
User:actually one of the XXXXXXX paedritician advised us to start with solids
User:so we started
Doctor:she's not feeding well on breast milk
User:we are giving solids only in the morning and rest of the diet is through breast milk
Doctor:but this condition has nothing to do with this
Doctor:in all probability
Doctor:its due to the weather
User:she is taking feed properly, its just sometimes mother has to force her to drink the milk
Doctor:but I dont want to take a chance
Doctor:I understand
User:yes thats the main suspect coz it has been raining for couple of days
User:ok..then i think i will take her to a paedritician
Doctor:yes please
User:thanks doctor
Doctor:is there anything else I can help with
User:no thats it...have a great evening ahead
Doctor:You too
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