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Child with dry cough with no other medical problems. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good morning
User:Good Morning
User:My son 1.7 yrs old has got dry cough
User:want to know medicine for it
Doctor:I can guide you better if I know more details about your son
Doctor:From how long does he have the cough?
User:HE is 1.7 yrs old
User:it started yesterday
Doctor:Does he have fever with it?
User:in night it was more
User:no fever
Doctor:Does he have vomitting?
Doctor:Does he have a history of colic?
Doctor:colic is gaseous stomach
Doctor:Does he have reflux of food?
Doctor:That means food comes back into mouth after eating
User:nothing like that
Doctor:How often does he cough?
User:every 10 mins from morning
Doctor:How bad is the cough?
User:sorry i didnt get this
Doctor:Sometimes its not bad enough
Doctor:other times it can be paroxysms
User:its not that bad
Doctor:that end up in vomiting
User:no no
User:its not like that
Doctor:As you say your son has no fever, I think the cause is non-infectious.
Doctor:Does he have any other symptoms?
Doctor:It seems that your son needs some cough suppressant until he recover from the cough.
Doctor:Since the cough suppressants are prescription medicines you will need to go to a physician to get a prescription.
Doctor:In the meanwhile you can try cetrizine syrup for kids
User:ok thanks doctor
Doctor:You can also try saline irrigation to take care of the irritation in his throat.
Doctor:Vicks lozenges or strepsil lozenges can help too.
Doctor:Vicks humidifiers are available to use overnight for relief of coughs and colds in babies
Doctor:These are soothing and effective.
Doctor:For saline irrigation, make sure that the baby does not drink it.
Doctor:Also, watch out for allergies from dust or pet dander, etc.
Doctor:If he develops fever, give crocin drops to control it.
Doctor:Hope he gets well soon.
User:Thanks doctor
Doctor:Can I help you with something else?
Doctor:Hope I helped.
Doctor:You can login again to chat with a doctor if you have any other queries.
Doctor:Take care
User:take care
Doctor:Bye for now
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