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Cold, running nose, irritated. What can assist him? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:2 mins
User:hi doctor
Doctor:Please proceed with your query.
User:i hv a son who is 2 yrs 1 month
User:he is having bit cold (running nose ) since last night
User:wanted to know ur sugesion on what medication to be given
Doctor:Is he running fever?
User:no fever
Doctor:Does he have cough or breathing issues?
Doctor:Is he active and feeding well?
User:only running nose other issues...very irritated actually
User:so not eating well
Doctor:Does he suffer from repeated episodes of nasal congestion?
User:no...its been long time he had cold
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Infants under 5 years of age are prone to respiratory problems.
Doctor:Immature body resistance, overactive adenoids / tonsils and so on are the causes.
Doctor:Occasionally some infants are allergic to external environment such as dust, pollens, etc.
Doctor:It looks like your son has developed similar symptoms.
User:may be the weather changes
Doctor:Since he is not having any other associated symptoms, there is nothing to worry.
Doctor:You can try some nasal drops such as nasoclear / nasovion nasal drops
User:okk fine...
Doctor:1 or 2 drops can be instilled into each nostrils.
Doctor:In addition benadryl syrup which are available in pediatric preparations can be given
Doctor:Avoid any cold and refrigerated food.
Doctor:Encourage him to eat fruits and vegetables.
Doctor:Supplement with adequate fluids too.
User:okk fine...
Doctor:He should be fine in a few days.
Doctor:Also watch out for fever, sorethroat or any other symptoms.
Doctor:You would need to take him to a pediatrician
Doctor:if any of aforementioned symptoms develop.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:yes i got it..
User:thank u so much Dr.
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Is there any other query?
User:thats all..Thank u so much
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Have a nice weekend.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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