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What causes runny nose? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Apr-2014
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User:hello doctor good evening..
User:my son, who is 1 year old, is suffering from runny nose..
Doctor:ny fever?
User:two days back i have chatted regarding this with dr. vishali..
User:not exactly..
User:but we r feeling very very slight temperature..
Doctor:ok, and what did XXXXXXX tell you?
User:for fever, she told crosin syrup..
User:and citrezine for cold..
User:but we have'nt used citrezine..
Doctor:i see. why not?
User:by that time, the cold symptoms have resolved,,
Doctor:ok, good
User:but today, symptoms have recurred..
User:so much mL should citrezine have to give for baby..
Doctor:thr runny nose though might be helped by the cetrizine in this case. And at this point, i think you should make n appointment to see a pediatrician
User:ok, but meanwhile is 2 mL enough?
Doctor:the baby will probably need a short course of antibiotics
Doctor:as for dosage of cetrizine, how much does the baby weight?
User:approximately 8 or 9 kgs
Doctor:ok, it depends on which syrup you have, but the dose for a child at this age is 2.5mg
Doctor:the syrups i have normally seen have 5mg in 1 ml of syrup
Doctor:so you should give 1/2 an ML of such a prep
Doctor:2ml would be an adult dose
User:0.5 mL is enough?
Doctor:yes, it should be fine to control symptoms for the night
User:and my baby is rubbing his eyes very frequently dr
Doctor:he might have some dryness from the infection
User:i also noticed some slight redness at the lower lid.
User:any drops dr for this?
Doctor:ahh ok, definitely an infection
Doctor:There are, normally i reccomend ciplox eye drops
Doctor:i drop in each eye, twice a day.
User:only one?
Doctor:But i really would rather you go to th pediatrician, i want them to make sure the little one doesn't have an upper airway infection
Doctor:1 drop, yes, its a local application, all you need is one drop
User:no not at all dr..
Doctor:I see
User:any particular diet dr?
User:because my baby does not show much interest in eating.. always cries whenever we suppose to feed him.
Doctor:No, i don't see any reason to change his diet.
Doctor:weaning a child to eat is tough at this age
Doctor:it will take time,do follow up with a good pediatrician, they can give you many helpful tips on the process
User:s dr.. as i said he is 1 year now, so what kind of food we should give him, for better nutrition, to improve immunity, to improve his appetite, etc.
Doctor:Basic fruit and vegetable purees are a good first weaning food
Doctor:They have all the vitamins a minerals needed for the baby
Doctor:Soft boiled eggs are another recipe that i know of
Doctor:just nothing with honey or cheese
Doctor:and if you are going to gives eggs, they should be very well cooked
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