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Cough and cold, 7 months - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2009
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi I am
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   this is regarding my son , he is 1 year 7 months old
Doctor :   ok
User :   he has severe cold and cough
Doctor :   Did you try any OTC medication
Doctor :   Below two years old decongestants are avoided
User :   OTC?
Doctor :   Over the counter
Doctor :   without doctor prescription
User :   he is under medication but i would like to know what can be his diet
Doctor :   What medication he is on
Doctor :   There is no special diet.
User :   cough syrup
Doctor :   He can eat regular food
Doctor :   OK
User :   taxim o since last 1.5 days
Doctor :   That is very poerful for his age
Doctor :   But that is OK
Doctor :  
Usually it will get better in 5 - 7 daya
Doctor :   *days
Doctor :   Re you there?
Doctor :   * Are you there?
User :   what food shall be avoided
Doctor :   There are no specific foods to be avoided scientifically
User :   just curious to know how many times in ayear antibiotic administration is ok
User :   how about fruits for cough
User :   is it not to be avoided
Doctor :   There are no spefic fruits to avoid
Doctor :   In adults we advise Vit C
User :   just curious to know how many times in ayear antibiotic administration is ok
Doctor :   But he is just 1 yr +
Doctor :   So I want to be very conservative
Doctor :   Just give regular food
Doctor :   Instead of changing the diet for cold
User :   fine
User :   is once a year antibiotic fine for a kid of his age
User :   i am little scared
Doctor :   If the nose is congested, use normal saline drops, 2 drops in each nostril, 4 times day
User :   also how to improve immunity against cold and cough
Doctor :   There is nothing to worry for cough and cold
Doctor :   Children get every 4-6 months
Doctor :   That is very common
Doctor :   But you dont need to give antibiotic every time. Just give cough syrup. If thre is high fever, then only give antibiotics
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