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Medication for chest congestion in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Docotr
User :   This is for my 4.6year old daughter
Doctor :   Hi
User :   She is suffering from cold for past two weeks..its not running nose..always nose blockage and thick mucus.When we visited the docotr,we were told that its chest congestion
User :   and prescribed for Meftal for 2 days and Ascoril for another 4 days
Doctor :   oK
User :   now past two days again i can see that the cold got increased
User :   and slight fever got strarted from today
Doctor :   Ok
User :   its like thick mucus only for her and more in the mrning
User :   we are in bangalore and the climate also could be the reason
User :   so i wanted to know for today for the fever can i give ibugesic?
Doctor :   Ok now it is time to start on antibiotics you should get back to her doctor
User :   whats the difference in ibugesic and ibugesic plus?
Doctor :   and ask for the same
User :   which one is for fever for kids?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   You can give her
User :   Kindly enlighten me
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ibugesic is Brufen, Ibugesic Plus has Paracetmol also
User :   so whats this meftal for?
Doctor :   So Ibugesic Plus is for fever
Doctor :   Ibugesic Plus should be given for your kid
User :   whats that for?
Doctor :   Meftal is Mefenemic acid
Doctor :   Meftal Plus has Mefenemic Acid plus Paracetmol
User :   we were giving just meftal for her
Doctor :   Brufen and Mefenemic acid are for inflammation
Doctor :   anywhere in the body
Doctor :   For simple fevers paracetmol is Ok
Doctor :   If it is high fever over 101
User :   ok so its slight fever only...maybe temparatue change in her body
Doctor :   we advise Meftal PLus or Ibugesic Plus
User :   ok
Doctor :   You can now give Ibugesic Plus for today
User :   so one more clarification
User :   is giving meftal or ibugesic gives the same result
User :   and meftal plus or ibugesic plus ->same effect?
Doctor :   Ibugesic is slightly superior in action
Doctor :   You can give upto 6ml
User :   ok
User :   so what my confusion will ibugesic will act as a paracetmol too, since its only contain ibuprofen?
User :   or should i give ibugesic plus for treating the temprature change?
User :   ok thanks docotor
Doctor :   I suggest IBUGESIC PLUS
User :   i will see the docotr tomorrow for further checkup
Doctor :   6ml after meal
User :   can i give it every 6hrs for today
Doctor :   for tonight
User :   ok thanks a lot
Doctor :   Do you have any more queries?
User :   ok thanks for ur time
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Thanks for the consult
Doctor :   For every 8 hours
Doctor :   Thanks
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