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Date : 30-May-2013
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Practicing since : 2002
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User:My son is 4 month old.he has had stuffy nose and discharge and coughs for over two weeks.
Doctor:Have you seen a doctor and taking any medicines?
User:not now
User:i just rub vikes on his chest
Doctor:I think it is prudent to see a doctor if the cough is for 2 weeks. An auscultation with stethescope is required
Doctor:He may require antibiotic regimen and some treatment to airway dilation from the listening made by Stethescope
Doctor:Rubbing vicks is not ideal treatment at this stage
Doctor:You can take him to the Pediatrician as this is the vaccination time
User:ok ,thanks for advice,can you suggest doctor?
Doctor:Which place do you stay and city?
User:chennai ,manappakam(0000) near to MIOT hospital
User:i am newly settle here
Doctor:Ok where was the vaccinations done for 1 and 2nd months
User:3rd month vaccination given by Mr XXXXXXX Aggarwal,who is pediatrican MS
User:located in manappakam
Doctor:MIOT is a good institute, I doubt if they have a Pediatric department
User:i just talk to him on phone ,he advice me please hospitalize to your child as soon as poosible
User:but i don't seem like this
Doctor:If not hospitalization at least he needs a Pediatrician consult now
Doctor:Do one thing go to St. XXXXXXX Hospital
Doctor:Call them up if Pediatrician is available
User:yes,so please can you suggest any doctor or we can web chat with him.?
User:ok thanks,i will do
Doctor:Is he feeding well
Doctor:Does he run fever now?
Doctor:Do you see that the abdomen is breathing fast?
Doctor:abdomen wall is moving fast?
User:this no is not avaliable
User:only stuffy nose coughs
Doctor:Call these numbers
User:ok,im doing
Doctor:Dr. XXXXXX is there
Doctor:IF not available, you can visit other Child specialist as
User:no body pick up phone
Doctor:antibiotic starting should be started
Doctor:My objective is to start antibiotic soon
Doctor:so that we do not waste time
User:sure thanks
Doctor:You can take him directly to the clinic
User:thank you very much
Doctor:The situation is non serious but early treatment is necessary for new born
Doctor:Thank you for visiting me here
Doctor:Bye for now.
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