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Infant with mild blocked nose, sound when breaths. Taking Sinarest, Taxim. Is it ok to take gripe water along? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:Hello
Doctor:How are you doing?
User:Hello Dr XXXXXXX XXXXXXX here .. i am doing well .. thanks
User:i have query regarding my 3.5 months old daughter
Doctor:How can I help you?
Doctor:Sure
User:she had mild blocked nose with mild sound when she breaths... she had cold and cough 2 weeks back
Doctor:ok
User:so her pediatrist has suggested her Sinarest - 1M 3 times a day and Taxim-O 1ML - 2 times a day for 5 days
User:i am giving her Grype Water since last 2 months
Doctor:ok
User:by Grype water was not suggested by Pediatrist
User:my query is
User:is it ok to give Grype water when these medications are given
Doctor:Yes
Doctor:You can give it
User:ok.. will it not have any side effects ?
Doctor:Actually gripe water is a natural thing recommended to take care of non specific colic and abdominal pain in children
Doctor:No
Doctor:it will not
User:ok
Doctor:It does not have an active drug actually
User:got it .. and those medications are ok at this stage ?? since she is only 3.5 months old
Doctor:Its only a mixture of natural ingredients
User:ok
Doctor:when was this recommended for her?
Doctor:the medicines I mean
User:and how about other medications ?
User:it was on Mar 2nd when we took her for her 3.5 months Vaccination
Doctor:ok
Doctor:was her breathing fast at that time?
User:no.. it was normal breathing only
Doctor:did she have any fever?
User:no no
User:till now she has not got any fever
Doctor:ok
Doctor:was she producing any phlegm while coughing
User:she had cold and cough 2 weeks back
User:no..
Doctor:so when you took her, she had nothing actually?
User:there was mild mucus when she used to cough
User:it was 2 weeks back she had blocked nose with cough . 3 days back she had only mild blocked nose with mild sound and mild mucus - so those medications were given
User:now she is feeling better than before
Doctor:They are not ok, Nanidini
User:why ?
Doctor:Its probably just allergic or at most, a viral
Doctor:an antibiotic is not indicated
Doctor:Plus sinarest has phenylephrine, paracetamol and levocetrizine
User:sorry what exactly this means "an antibiotic is not indicated XXXXXXX
Doctor:An antibiotic is used to fight a bacterial infection
Doctor:It has no role in a viral infection
Doctor:She doesnt have any symptoms that suggest she has a bacterial infection
Doctor:no fever, no productive cough
User:actually we had changed 3-4 places
User:so i should be an allergic i feel
User:due to dust and weather change
Doctor:are you based out of Bangalore, Nandini?
User:no my native is not b'lore
Doctor:no
Doctor:where do you live right now?
User:I am from Gauribidanure which is 75 km from here
User:right now i am at Bangalore
Doctor:the weather is like that here
User:a month back we had travelled to our native
Doctor:lots of people get allergies
User:when we were here she was very much fine
Doctor:I understand
User:but after we travelled she also got affected and me too for 10 days almost
Doctor:But an allergy will just take some time and go away
Doctor:I can tell you some useful tips which will help you avoid allergies
Doctor:First, keep your house spotlessly clean
Doctor:Change your pillow covers every day
Doctor:Next, all your bed linen needs to be washed in hot water
Doctor:Next, try and keep the house humid
Doctor:Not very dry
User:ok got it
Doctor:when the cough is too much, you can boil a bowl of water in the room
Doctor:It'll produce steam
User:ok
Doctor:and keep the place humid
Doctor:and try and keep yourself warm
User:ok
Doctor:the temperature fluctuates quite a lot here and that too suddenly
User:right
Doctor:thats it
Doctor:saline nasal drops
User:ok..
Doctor:would also help
User:ok
Doctor:But since you've started the antibiotic
Doctor:complete the course
User:ok
User:last query
Doctor:sure
User:is it compulsory to give Taxim-O along with Sinarest or can I give only Taxim-O ?
Doctor:actually XXXXXXX your daughter has an allergic cough and cld
Doctor:*cold
User:ok
Doctor:Only Sinarest would actually take care of her symptoms
User:ok
Doctor:But since you have started the antibiotic, I want you to complete the course
Doctor:Having incomplete courses of antibiotic is not advisable
Doctor:It leads to resistance
User:ok
User:what is Taxim-O is for ?
Doctor:Its an antibiotic
Doctor:the name of the drug is cefixime
Doctor:it works against bacterial infections
User:ok.. got it
User:so i would go ahead with Sinarest and Taxim as suggested for 5 days which would complete the course
Doctor:Yes
Doctor:More importantly, do the stuff I told you earlier
Doctor:It will help prevent such things in the future
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