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Remedy for dry cough in an infant - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help
User :   Doctor can u please help me about the cough problem
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what do you watn to know?
User :   I have a 4 months daughter and she has a dry cough from last 6-7 days
Doctor :   ok
User :   she has a that type of cough which starts continously for 30-40 seconds
User :   and does not stop
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the number of times that she coughs
User :   its 4-5 times a day
Doctor :   ok
User :   wat it is ?
Doctor :   does that intrupt the sleep of the baby
Doctor :   As this is an online consultation, I have to ask you a few questions because I cannot examine you. It will take some time so please be patient.
User :   ya
User :   ok
Doctor :   did she have fever before the onset of cough
Doctor :   is it present now?
User :   no
User :   ya
User :   from last few days regular
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   where d you stay?
Doctor :   ok
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User :   through google
Doctor :   ok
User :   bcause i need urgent help online today abt it
Doctor :   is that for the first time?
User :   ya
Doctor :   ok
User :   can u plz help me out ?
Doctor :   is the baby now in distress?
User :   ya
User :   can u please let me know is that a symtom of Asthma or Bronchitis ?
Doctor :   both the conditions can present with cough
Doctor :   bronchitis a viral illness that usually begins with symptoms of a runny nose and cough, which gradually worsen over three to four days
User :   is it possible in such a small baby ?
Doctor :   Asthma (also called reactive airway disease) is a common problem in infants and children. The most common symptoms include coughing, wheezing and difficulty breathing, which is caused by inflammation and tightness in the breathing tubes of the lungs.
Doctor :   yes
User :   but she had this problem few days back
Doctor :   ok
User :   it can be controlled ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   how ?
User :   how can i control her dry cough ?
User :   ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   supress the cough only if it is dry
User :   supress ?
Doctor :   decrease
User :   i have taken her to the local doctor also
Doctor :   ok
User :   he told that she has that "kaali Khansi"
Doctor :   as the baby is 4 months old
User :   she is taking some drugs also regularly but no inprovement
Doctor :   and and need to be exclusively breast feed
Doctor :   using of drugs need to be taken
User :   but her mother is not able to get her breast feed
Doctor :   ok
User :   bcause she has no more milk in her brest
Doctor :   what aws being fed these days
Doctor :   to the baby
User :   cow milk only
Doctor :   did you consult your doctor regarding this
User :   ya but he did,nt tell anything .
User :   is cow milk harmful ?
Doctor :   for children less than 6 months its not advised
Doctor :   as their immunity is not well established
User :   so wat should be her food ?
Doctor :   to this you need to consult your nearest peadiatrcian who can suggest the local food thats suitable
User :   is the normal milk advisable?
Doctor :   what is the normal milk that you mean to say
User :   Buffalo milk
Doctor :   fill this form and say when done
User :   ???????
User :   doctor r u there ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   the problems with cows milk are
Doctor :   they are not properly sterlised
Doctor :   the components of cows milk are not ideal for babies
User :   ok
User :   and wat about the milk of Buffalos ?
Doctor :   its the same even with buffalo milk
User :   k.
User :   so when should we start these milk to babies ?
Doctor :   it usually advised after 6 months
User :   ok...
User :   till then wat will the idea food ?
Doctor :   to this you need to consult consult your local children doctor
User :   k..
Doctor :   who will advise you a diet
User :   ok one thing more
Doctor :   yes
User :   can u consult about he pregnancy in women ?
Doctor :   can you be clear in your question
User :   k.
User :   ya..
Doctor :   i man what is the exact question that you wanted to ask
User :   if the woman is a month pregnant and doesn,t want to give birth wat are the solutions ?
Doctor :   there is a opption of terminating the pregnancy
User :   how ..
Doctor :   which further depends on the medical condition of the pregnant lady
Doctor :   and the duartion of pregnancy
User :   duration is one month
User :   is it possible with the medicines ?
Doctor :   to terminate the pregnancy with tablets can be terminated in the very early days on pregnancy
User :   but now what ?
Doctor :   you need to consult local gyneacologist
User :   ok.
Doctor :   who will decide what should be done after examining
User :   is it any method to check the pregnancy at home ?
Doctor :   yes there are
User :   wat r these ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   there is urine pregnancy kit
Doctor :   instructions how to use would be mentioned on that
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