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What is the treatment for fever with clod and cough? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jan-2014
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Doctor:How can I help?
User:m wnt padetictric
Doctor:I am a general physician
User:coz my son was not well from past 5 day
Doctor:I can help you within my capacity
Doctor:Please go ahead
Doctor:with your query
Doctor:What symptoms does your son has?
User:We went to the doctor on saturday he suggested to give crocin...since it is viral
User:he has fever, cough and cold
User:I have been giving him crocin for fever, fexy for cold and cheston for cough
Doctor:Is his symptoms getting better?
User:after five days also he still has fever
Doctor:Fever will stay as long as there is virus in blood
User:fever goes of after three hours from giving medications and comes back again
User:still has cough n cold waht u suggest.
User:he wnts always to sleep
Doctor:I need to know more details to be able to assess his condition
Doctor:How often are you giving him the medicines?
User:every 6 hrs one dose o corcin syrup of 6 ml
Doctor:Other medicines?
User:fexy two times a day and cheston 3 times a day
Doctor:Are you giving him all three medicines?
User:he is not eating well and is difficult to wake up
Doctor:How is his runny nose?
User:cough is severe with mucus and vomits with cough
User:he has stuffy nose
Doctor:My recommendations are as follows:
Doctor:Give him crocin if fever is present
Doctor:Either give him fexy or cheston
Doctor:Both contain medicines from same group-antiallergic
Doctor:Both fexy and cheston can cause sleepiness
Doctor:Also give it only before sleeping
Doctor:Do not give it during day
Doctor:I prefer cheston
Doctor:Let the immunity of the kid bring down the infection
User:crocin we already finished giving him two to three bottles
User:can we give something else than crocin
Doctor:For daytime give him ayurvedic preparation like sualin or joshina
Doctor:1 to 2 tablets of sualin upto 4 times a day
Doctor:One more question
Doctor:Does he have difficulty breathing?
User:no he doesnt
Doctor:So he does not need inhalers
User:he is fine only coughs severely
Doctor:I think in a day or two he will recover
Doctor:Yes cough does happen in congested chest
Doctor:It will get better once immunity fights the infection
User:cn v increase dose of crocin as presntly we are giving 6ml of 240mg at a time
User:can u suggest some medications to improve his immunity
Doctor:Dose depends on his age
Doctor:What is his ge?
User:he is 5years and 4 months
Doctor:To improve immunity you can try dabur chyawanprash or XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Ayurveda's XXXXXXX drops
Doctor:No you cannot increase the dose of crocin
User:so u feel v to continue vth crocin as present
Doctor:Give him warm liquids to drink
Doctor:Crocin needs to be taken only if fever is present
User:he has fever of 101F
Doctor:Its only function is to bring down fever
Doctor:Is the fever despite crocin?
User:you sugge
Doctor:If the infection does not get better in 3 days
Doctor:then need to get throat swab done
Doctor:It is a test in which bacterial infection of throat can be figured out
User:fever goes off ater 3 hrs of medictions
Doctor:Yes I understand
Doctor:He will get better
Doctor:some viruses just stay a little longer
Doctor:Especially if it is flu virus
Doctor:Give him healthy and nutritious diet
User:any restriction on food
Doctor:Avoid cold foods
Doctor:Spicy foods work for people
Doctor:fruits are good
User:so v vl continue vth corcin at moment
Doctor:Cheston and fexy help control runny nose
Doctor:Since he does not have runny nose
Doctor:For cough cheston can be taken at night
User:sualin is for cough r cold
Doctor:It is like cough lozenges
Doctor:It soothens the throat and bring out mucus
Doctor:Hope it helps
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
Doctor:take care
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