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I have consulted here with Dr Shanthi and she suggested Mucolite since my kid was having phlegm as well but no fever
but his cough is not getting control and even has running nose
he got fever day before yesterday and I gave Infant Paracetamol suspenstion and he is not having fever since then
can you please guide me what should I do now since his cough is not controlled and its get worst in night. he is not able to sleep
May I know the colour of the sputum? Is it colourless or yellowish?
Is your son active and how about his feeding?
he is active and taking feed also
In children the most common cause of cough and running nose is due to viral infection.
There is no need to worry as your child is active and feeding well too.
ok..its a relief
should we change medicine for Cough and running nose?
The cough should reduce gradually in a week or so. continue with the medication
the basic treatment here would be symptomatic only.
so the cough syp and the sinarest syp should be enough.
ok...for infants, which intensity I need to ask for?
Watch for his breathing.
sorry..I mean to ask...how much MG syrup for kids and what is the dosage?
if he is has trouble in breathing or breathing hard then you might need to see a pediatrician where nebulisation might be required.
May I know the weight of your son?
You can ask for sinarest drops and give him 6 drops three times a day.
Make sure the room is warm and there is proper ventilation.
thanks for your help
Make sure you and your wife wash your hands properly before handling your son.
Burp him after every feed.
And let his head be high compare to his body while feeding
This is prevent aspiration of milk to his wind pipe.
thanks a lot Dr for your valuable suggestions
Continue with medications and observe for a week to 10 days. he should improve by then.
Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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