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Infant down with cough, cold, high fever. Suggested chernicoff and Ibugesic plus. When will he get better? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 08-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Good Afternoon, my baby is down with cough and cold, his pediatrician suggested Cherricoff, however it doesn't seem to work. can you suggest something else
User:he was also having high fever which subsided after taking ibugesic plus for 3 days
Doctor:May know your baby's age?
User:he is 22 months old
Doctor:Is he able to breathe well?
User:no, he coughs consistently, isn't able to cough out the phelgm. has runny nose but gets blocked when he sleeps
Doctor:Is there any chest in drawing while breathing?
Doctor:And may I know his respiratory rate - count the number of breathes he takes in a minute?
User:sorry didn't understand that?
User:did not count the respiratory rate
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Respiratory infections are the most common infection which occurs in infants.
Doctor:The cause here could be viral, bacterial or allergic.
Doctor:Though there are various cough drugs available to treat cough in adults, not all medications can be tried in infants.
Doctor:If your current cough syrup (dextromethophan) is not relieving his distress, alternate bronchodilator containing ones such as salbutamol may be needed.
Doctor:However at this point of time, we look if the child has
Doctor:1. Chest indrawing (muscles below the ribs and between the ribs) move inside while breathing)
User:i am not receiving further inputs???
Doctor:Are you able to see what I am typing?
Doctor:I hope it is clear to you.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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