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Date : 12-Jan-2014
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User:Good evening
User:My Daughter who is around 11 months now, having running nose since 2 days
User:due to that she is having uneasiness
User:unable to sleep and eat food
Doctor:Does she have fever?
User:we are giving her Nasoclear(Saline drops) through nose and Citrizine drops(2 times 0.4 ml)
User:she developed fever since 1 hr back
Doctor:How much is the fever?
User:Climate is also cold here at Hyd
User:just a minute
User:give me 5 mins checking temperature.. please
User:is it ok to continue Saline drops
User:she is felling drowsy since morning today
Doctor:if there is no nose blockage you can discontinue saline drops
Doctor:I personally do not advise giving it in infection of nose
User:nose blockage is there.. due to that she is not comfartable during sleep
Doctor:Drowsiness is because of the cetirizine
Doctor:Little nose blockage will be there
User:ok temperature is around 101 degrees
Doctor:What colour is the sputum?
User:it is watery but not very often
Doctor:It seems like a viral
Doctor:In this infection nothing works
Doctor:Virus takes its time of around 5 - 10 days
Doctor:In the meanwhile we have to keep the baby comfortable
Doctor:I will the advise the following
Doctor:Give her crocin syrup of the strength of 120mg/dl
User:Citrizine shall be continued?
Doctor:The dose will be 2.5 ml 4 times a day
Doctor:Crocin should be given only if fever anddiscomfort are present
Doctor:Cetirizine you can discontinue as she is not having much of runny nose
Doctor:It should be given only if sputum is present
Doctor:If you feel that the sputum is increasing after discontinuing cetirizine
Doctor:Then give it only before sleeping at night
Doctor:Mostly she will get better in a few days
User:any Nebuliser or vapour suggested
Doctor:Vicks vapours can be given
User:ok Doctor
User:thanks a lot
Doctor:Nebuliser is needed only if difficulty in breathing is present
Doctor:When throat is congested then nebuliser is needed
Doctor:Some ayurvedic preparation may be given like Joshina syrup
User:ok what this syrup does madam
Doctor:It is just meant for coughs and colds
Doctor:It helps clear the throat
User:breath ease granules will help
Doctor:Though I have not heard about it but it may be given in moderation
Doctor:Since it is ayurvedic
Doctor:Though I usually suggest syrups for babies
User:ok madam
Doctor:Give her nutritious food
Doctor:Keep giving her baby cereal
Doctor:It should not be thick
User:we give her boiled Raagi flour
Doctor:Give her whatever she feels like eating
Doctor:Yes ragi flour can be given
Doctor:Do you have any question here?
User:thats it
User:thanks a lot
Doctor:Take care of your baby
Doctor:Bye for now
User:This Josjina syrup will we get in Pathanali
User:i mean Pathanjali
Doctor:oh XXXXXXX
Doctor:I am not sure of joshina syrup
Doctor:But there may be something else
Doctor:some other cough syrup available
Doctor:There is cough and cold syrup by XXXXXXX XXXXXXX ayurveda
Doctor:That one I know
User:any name
Doctor:That is the name of the syrup
Doctor:Cough and Cold syrup
Doctor:Do you have any question?
User:so any syrup based cough and cold is suggested
Doctor:I think Joshina may be available at local pharmacy
User:ok will try
User:thanks a lot
User:bye for now
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