Recurrent cough and cold in 13 month old baby - Online Doctor Chats
User : hi
Doctor : Hi
How can i help you?
User : my 13 months toddler is always falling sick-- coughs and cold
User : and we have been giving her cold and cough medicine- not too good for children of such young age ?
User : and my parents are strong advocate of medicine-- sometimes they self medicate
Young kids are prone to get upper respiratory infection very often.
User : when do i need to bring the kids to see doc when they have coughs.. my daughter has acute bronchitis before
Do not medicate them unnecessarily.
User : why ?
They have side effects.
User : oh dear
User : what are the side effects ?
Doctor : it depends on the medicine,
Some cough suppresants and cold medicines can cause drowsiness,
User : do you advise use of ortrivin for nasal congestion
Doctor : And few are to be avoided in young childen as it may hamper with the growth.
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