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Child having respiratory infection, breathing problem. Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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User:Hi , My 23 days old baby is having cold and cough and not able to sleep well in night. We gave him nasoclear. not sure if we can give him any other medication to give relief?
Doctor:Is the baby feeding well?
Doctor:And is he running fever?
Doctor:Since when are these symptoms noted?
User:since 3 days
Doctor:The symptoms he has is suggestive of upper respiratory infection.
Doctor:Most often this condition is self limiting.
Doctor:At this point of time nasoclear should suffice.
Doctor:however if the cough is very severe or if he is breathing very fast (you can count his breathing if that is more than 60)
User:he's not able to breath sometimes and keep crying
Doctor:you need to take him to his pediatrician for clinical examination.
User:we hold him keeping his head high to give some relief
Doctor:The breathing problem may be related to nasal congestion.
Doctor:Nasoclear is given for such purposes.
Doctor:The symptoms getting better with change of position also suggest that.
Doctor:So watch his symptoms.
Doctor:If he develops fever, or if the cough increases
Doctor:or if his breathing increases, take him to the doctor.
Doctor:His feeding is also a marker which will tell you whether or not there is something to be worried.
User:feeding is fine for sure
Doctor:If the child is feeding well and is not running fever, most often the problem is not very serious.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:do you recommend any paediatrician in koramangala?
User:we'll take him to doctor to doctor in case if same persists for another 2 days
Doctor:This link has 2 pediatrician listed from Koromangala.
Doctor:You may try one of them.
Doctor:Alternatively St. XXXXXXX
Doctor:will have pediatrician round the clock for any immediate problems.
User:Ok. any name in st johns?
User:doctor name?
Doctor:I do not have any personal suggestions at St.John's.
Doctor:Sorry about that.
User:ok. Thanks a lot!
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:that's all thanks for your time.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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