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Remedies to cure cough in children? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good morning
User:HI Doctor.. Good Morning.
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:I Need to suggestions
User:My nephnew & niece are suffering from cough
User:heavy coough..
Doctor:What is their age?
User:niece is 3 + years
User:and nephnew is 6+ months
User:can u suggest some drops for my nephnew?
Doctor:treatment is different for both
Doctor:Do they both have fever?
User:no fever...
User:their body would be become slightly hot when they get cold also..
Doctor:Regarding your nephew, I would like to know a few more details
Doctor:Is he active otherwise?
Doctor:Is he feeding on mother's milk normally?
User:also, can you let me know, for what reasons 'sporidex drops' would be used?
User:yeah.. He is very much active
User:and fed on mothers milk only
User:also with cerelac
Doctor:You can give him alerid syrup
Doctor:not more than 2.5ml twice daily
Doctor:It is to be taken under a doctor's prescription
Doctor:Please get it prescribed by his physician
User:what about sporidex drops usage?
Doctor:Same thing would apply for your niece as well but dosage would be around 3.5 to 4 ml twice daily
User:under what conditions we can use it
Doctor:Sporidex is an antibiotic
Doctor:Why do you want it when there is no fever?
Doctor:I would not suggest Sporidex at this point
User:okie,, so, we should use it when ever fever is came
Doctor:No, it has to be used only when infection is confirmed, not otherwise
Doctor:Do you have more queries to ask?
Doctor:Is that all?
User:is there any alternate for alerid
User:if i am not able to get it
Doctor:You could ask your pediatrician for an alternative
Doctor:I am sorry
Doctor:It is unethical to prescribe scheduled drugs without examining the patient
Doctor:More so with the infants and kids
User:oh! okay
User:no issues
Doctor:I would always prefer the kid to be examined by a registered practitioner and then start the treatment
Doctor:Hope you agree with me
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Wish the kids quick recovery
User:than q
Doctor:Bye for now
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