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Cough and cold in a 6 year old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Hello Doctor
User :   Good Evening!
Doctor :  
Good evening XXXXXXXX
User :   My daughter is 6+ years old
Doctor :   Ok
User :   she had cough+cold from 13-Nov and later had fever to for 1 to 2 days
Doctor :   Ok

User :   On 16th Nov we went to doc a pedit. who gave cough syrup+antibitic
User :   she responded well and recovered.. and as day progress her cough and cold went down
Doctor :   That is good

User :   whe was absoultely fine except little cough before couple of days.. but from yesterday had cough+cold again
User :   running nose+dry cough
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
I think you chatted with me before
User :   could you suggest any medicine?
User :   oki
Doctor :  
Around 5-10 mins back
Doctor :  
Same thing right?
User :   don't know.. as I can just see your name as Doctor nothing else :(
Doctor :   Ok

User :   yes... that's correct.. and session disconnected
Doctor :  
Now moving on further
User :   sure
Doctor :  
Were you give any cough syrup during your last visit?
User :   yes..but don't know its name
Doctor :   Ok

User :   could you suggest any good cough and cold syrup?
Doctor :  
Sure
User :   her age is 6+ years
Doctor :  
Let her take Syp Cheston 1 tsp thrice daily
Doctor :  
for 3 days
Doctor :  
1tsp means 5ml
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   how about cold.. running nose?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :  
the syrup has medications for that
Doctor :  
No worries
User :   so one syrup for two things.. cough+cold .. you mean to say?
Doctor :   Yes, thats right

User :   okay. I have one more question
Doctor :  
Only if there is fever then I would advise a paracetamol syrup like Crocin
Doctor :  
Sure, proceed with it
User :   when she had cough, cold and fever last time.. her brother who is 1 year old also got the same.. cough+cold and later fever
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Most of the respiratory diseases are caught like that
User :   so doc also gave him one antibiotic.. name was augmutin something
Doctor :   Ok

User :   and other was Salmodil
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   yes.. I remeber doc. gave Salmodil-S to my daugher and other Salmodil something to my son
Doctor :   that is an expectorant

Doctor :   ok
User :   so what is the difference between the one which you have advice and this expectorant?
Doctor :  
Both are same in constituents
Doctor :  
except for the brand name
User :   so either of them can be given
User :   ?
Doctor :   Fine

User :   Cheston or Salmodil S
Doctor :  
Salmodil plus is better
Doctor :  
rather than plain salmodil
Doctor :  
or Cheston
User :   okay
Doctor :   If you are having Salmodin plus
Doctor :  
Go for it
User :   okay
User :   and what is Aatrax ?
User :   that can also be given in cough?
Doctor :   Yes it is Hydorxyzine drops/syrup

Doctor :  
It is an antiallergic
Doctor :  
If you are giving Cheston Atarax is not necessary
Doctor :  
and do not give it
User :   so my question is whether Samodil Plus or Aatrax?
User :   you said earlier that Salmodil is better then Cheston
Doctor :   Right now Samodil plus

Doctor :  
is sufficinet
Doctor :  
Sorry you are not able to get it
Doctor :  
I meant Salmodil plus is better than Salmodil
Doctor :  
Cheston is a similar expectorant with antiallergic in it
Doctor :  
But if you are having Salmodil plus, you need not purchase Cheston now
Doctor :  
That is what I meant
User :   understood Samodil plus is better but just asking when we can give Aatras.. as you said its antiallergic
Doctor :   Yes

Doctor :  
You can
Doctor :  
It reduces the secretions
Doctor :  
But not compulsory
Doctor :  
An expectorant will see her through
Doctor :  
Need not put too many medications in the start
Doctor :  
and no need of antibiotics
User :   ok
User :   so start from Salmodil plus ?
Doctor :   Yes

User :   or Aatrax?
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Salmodil
Doctor :  
Atarax not required
User :   and my last question is about my wife
Doctor :  
It is an antiallergic
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   she often have constipation problem.. and this she developed after pregancy
User :   from my first child
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   could you suggest any medicine for that as well?
Doctor :  
Sure
Doctor :   I would suggest her to take Fibradiet powder 2 tsp in a glass of milk/water before bed on a daily basis
User :   ok
Doctor :   Also I would recommend her to take plenty of fruits and vegeatables in her diet

User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?

User :   I hope this does not have any side affect as she do feed her child.
Doctor :   No side effects

Doctor :  
She can take it
User :   great. sounds good
Doctor :   Sure, it does help

User :   thank you .. really appreciate your help
Doctor :  
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User :   ok
User :   bye
User :   one more moment pls
Doctor :   I would like you to update your mobile no in your account
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Proceed
User :   one min
User :   could you suggest.. do adult need to have Hepititis A or B dose?
Doctor :   Hepatitis B is advisable

Doctor :  
3 shots are required
Doctor :  
first does, then 1 month later second dose and third dose 6 months after 1st dose
Doctor :   Did you follow?

User :   you mean to say
User :   suppose if I take fist dose in Jan10 then Feb10 second and third in July10
User :   correct?
Doctor :   Yes, perfect

User :   and no need to give this to childerens?
Doctor :   Children

User :   children
Doctor :  
Talk to your Pediatrician
User :   sorry typo error
Doctor :  
It is given as a part of normal Vaccination
Doctor :  
in the schedule
Doctor :  
Talk about it
Doctor :  
It is usually given as per the Pediatrician' s schedule
User :   oh yes.. you are right.. already given to them :)
Doctor :   Ok

User :   great.. nice talking
User :   thank you again
Doctor :  
Adults are advised because
User :   bye
User :   pls carry on..
Doctor :   it was not being given during those years
Doctor :  
Hence given now
Doctor :  
Children it is being given at the right age
User :   and Hapititis A is not required?
Doctor :  
Hepatitis A is a mild self limiting disease
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Hence not that serious
Doctor :  
Hence not a mandatory one
User :   could you suggest my and web link where I can get all these infomation online for my reference?
Doctor :   Sorry

Doctor :  
for what purpose you mean to ask?
User :   for my reference which vaccination to be given and when.. and which are the onces which are compulsory
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :   I will let you know it
User :   appreciate your help
Doctor :  
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User :   ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.

User :   sure. thank again
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