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Effects of brandy for relief from cold in an infant - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Hi Doctor, Good evening
User :   I want to discuss about my son who is 1 year old
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
Please go ahead
User :   I gave 6 drops of brandy to my son so that his cold can be down
User :   Is't safe to give brandy at such age?
Doctor :  
Please do not do that if he chokes the alcohol gets into his lungs
User :   aah we had given to him a day before i.e Tuesday
Doctor :  
There are better things that can be done to relieve him from cold
Doctor :  
Please do not repeat
User :   and later in midnight after 3-4 hours he awaked up and was very irritable
User :   since then he is not feeling okay and fever keep on coming back after 5-6 hours
User :   we thought due to gripping pain so gave Colicaid
Doctor :  
Yes I discussed with you on this issue
Doctor :  
just two hours back
User :   and he did a vomitting so gave Ondom
User :   correct sir
User :   I am the same guy
Doctor :  
I know
Doctor :  
But what is your present question
User :   but forget to mentioned that we gave him Brandy and since then he is feeling all thru
Doctor :  
Okay do not repeat it
User :   sure.. we are not going to touch brandy anymore.. but what to do now?
Doctor :  
The suggestion remains the same
Doctor :   Continue with the same medicines for one day

User :   which medicien shall I follow so that his health recover
Doctor :  
and tomorrow if he is not any better see the Doctor
User :   ok
User :   does brandy harmful to babies?
Doctor :  
It irritates the gut mucosa
Doctor :  
and cause swelling
User :   in simple terms what is gut mucosa?
Doctor :   Stomach inner layer
User :   oh ok
User :   so is colicaid going to relief him from this pain he is going thur?
Doctor :  
User :   and shall I go for Stool and urine test before going to meet Doctor tomorrow?
User :   or first consult with Dr
Doctor :  
First consult the Doctor
Doctor :  
If he feels anything abnormal on examination and listening with stethescope he will
Doctor :  
ask for tests
User :   is there any ohter medicine available for problem relating to gut mucosa and swelling?
Doctor :  
You are giving Flexon it can help a bit
Doctor :  
so do not add any more now
User :   okay
User :   thank you very much for your help
User :   lastly he is still feeling irratable!
Doctor :  
Pelase fill the feedback form say done.
Doctor :  
Give him feeds
User :   shall we stick to only milke or can give him cerelac?
Doctor :  
If he is not vomiting you can give
Doctor :  
Give small and frequent feeds
Doctor :  
rather than one big feed
User :   he has not done vomiting since yesterday as we are giving him Ondem oral solution
Doctor :  
Good then you can give Cerelac
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Is there anything else I can help you with
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :  
Bye for now
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