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Child with frequent cold and fever. Any suggestion? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good evening
User:Hi.. am XXXXXXX from XXXXXXX ..Good Evening...
User:The problem is related to my kid XXXXXXX Age 2.3 Yrs
Doctor:Hi XXXXXXX Please proceed with your query
User:he frequently not keep well...Cold cough & fever...
User:last night he started fever with sheviring 104
User:i would like to know how can i boost his immune system
Doctor:How is he doing now?
User:as he didnt get sufficient breast post his birth..
User:today doc has given medicine...and antibiotic (Advent)
Doctor:Is he on any medication?
User:and steriod injection to reduce fever immediately
Doctor:How frequently does he get fever, cough and cold?
User:But frequent Cold Cough & Fever is my major concern...
User:2-3 times a month
Doctor:Till what age was he breast fed?
User:As my wife was not lacting (I mean no milk) to my kid...fully dependent of Lactogen
User:and on top of that his perforation operation was done at the time of birth...when he was 7nd half months
Doctor:Children who are well breastfed till age of 2 yrs are found to have less respiratory infections.
User:so how can i boost his immune system
Doctor:What you need to do is to impprove his immunity.
Doctor:Does he have food properly now?
Doctor:How is his growth and activity?
User:intake is good..nd his weight is also more than the require weight at his age
User:between 15-17 kg
User:normal seems 13 kg
Doctor:Does he have any other problem?
User:no other issues...apart from mentioned above...
Doctor:The main concern would be nutrition.
Doctor:He should be given enough of fruits and vegetables to improve the normal functions in his body.
User:Apart from regular diet (Food) how can i complete his other health requirements we have already started complan for him....
Doctor:Vitamin C supplementation has shown to boost the immune levels.
User:any other supplementary
Doctor:Along with it Vitamin B complex and Zinc gives an added effect.
Doctor:Syrup. Zincovit 5ml twice daily after food can be given.
User:it will assist to improve his immunity ???
User:it contains both Vit B & Zinc as u mentioned right ?
Doctor:It is a known fact that nowadays we do not have enough nutrients in the food we have.
Doctor:Yes. Zincovit contains Zinc and many other vitamins and minerals.
Doctor:It includes Vitamin B and C too.
User:apart from this we have kept his one medicine on calcium (Parnacal) which doc advised us as low on calcium side
Doctor:You will also have to keep a Paracetamol Syrup at home to give him, if he has fever often.
Doctor:Avoid giving him any cold water to drink.
Doctor:Always give freshly cooked meals.
User:Doc advised Combiflam on Fever...
Doctor:That would be fine
User:so can i continue parallely both the medicine Zincovit & harm right ?
User:on daily basis
Doctor:And if fever does not subside in two days, or the difficulties of the child increase, then you will have to consult a pediatrician.
Doctor:Yes, you can give the supplements together.
Doctor:No harm
User:one sec
Doctor:When the temperature is high, you can do a tepid sponging too.
User:Secondly some white boils has been occured on his lower cheek and pediatrician advised (Momisoft) cream...hardly 6-8 boils small ones is it ok ?
Doctor:Is it present anywhere else on the body??
User:doc advised today only...during his visit...
Doctor:Is it boils or just rashes?
User:no itching nothing
Doctor:Nothing to worry about it.
Doctor:As sometimes, some superficial bacterial infections may be present in a child.
Doctor:Rashes commonly do come with viral infections.
Doctor:Since your pediatrician has already taken a look, it shouldn't concern much.
Doctor:Did you follow me Shashi?
User:i have taken a not of zincovit..which i will continue from today...
User:One more thing my friend advised me to use cologne drops while sponging does it add any thing extra...
Doctor:Anything else I could be of assistance to you?
User:or cold water will do while sponging
Doctor:Within my knowledge, no.
Doctor:Use water at room temperature for sponging.
User:One last Q for my problem..ive been facing lower back problem since last 2-3 days..
Doctor:Sure, please proceed.
User:used relispray but temporary results...planning to start exercise ....
User:right side of lower back is only paining...
Doctor:Exercise and good posture would help a lot.
User:any medicine
Doctor:What is your weight and height if I may ask?
User:Weight 68 kgs & Height 165CMs
Doctor:Medicine for back pain is not a permanent solution.
Doctor:Ok. And what is your occupation?
User:Compuetr IT
Doctor:My suggestions would be, regular exercise atleast for 50 minutes daily.
User:especially for Back u mean
Doctor:And always maintain a good posture.
Doctor:At work, just get up and walk atleast once in an hour.
Doctor:Do not sit in the same position continuously for long hours.
Doctor:Do you use a bike?
User:Thanks XXXXXXX for your suggestions....
User:I'll get back if any assistance required....
Doctor:I hope I had been of help to you.
User:Definately...u helped me a lot....
Doctor:Anything else I could help you with?
User:Zincovit seems will reduce my child pain
User:No Thanks...
Doctor:Sure it will.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
User:Have a good day...
Doctor:You too have a good day.
User:Thanks Once again...
Doctor:You are welcome.
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