Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
146 Doctors are Online

What medicine can I give for a baby suffering from cold? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 27-Dec-2013
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Child Health
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 1722 Questions
User:hello doctor goodmorning
Doctor:Good morning.
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:my baby boy who is 8 months 12 days old is suffering from cold for past couple of days..
Doctor:Proceed with your question.
Doctor:Are you there?
User:we went to nearby clinic, but no use with those medicines..
User:we used otrivan as well
User:there is lot of mucous coming his nose..
User:and we are able to hear some noises while breathing
User:cough was also there, but now he is not coughing much..
User:except cold problem..
User:plz tell the right medicine dr.
Doctor:Is he having fever?
Doctor:May I know what medicines were prescribed to him at the clinic?
User:nasomist and
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:and at times he is rubbing his eyes a lot dr.
Doctor:Your son is probably suffering with allergy or a viral infection.
Doctor:Both these condition are self resolving
Doctor:and medicines given are to reduce symptoms alone.
Doctor:This condition takes it time to resolve.
Doctor:Some children have these symptoms for 3-5 days,
Doctor:some have them for more than a week.
Doctor:Rekoryl is a good medication which you should continue as per doctors advice.
Doctor:Avoid otrivin.
Doctor:The noise you hear from breathing is due to blocked nose.
User:rekoryl is for cough na dr
User:s s
User:last night he was unable to breathe through his nose..
User:because of mucus..
Doctor:You can use nasomist into both nostrils
Doctor:that should clear the blocked mucous and help him breathe better.
Doctor:Rekoryl has both cough relieving as well as nasal congestion relieving properties.
Doctor:please continue as advised by your doctor.
Doctor:If his congestion doesn
Doctor:*doesn't improve in the next 3-4 days or
Doctor:if he develops severe cough again and high fever
Doctor:report back to his pediatrician for antibiotics.
User:ok dr.
Doctor:At this point of time, the medicines prescribed is good. You will have to give it some more time.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:he is not showing any interest in eating too, we are forcefully feeding him..
User:and what kind of food we should give him regularly to develop immune system..
Doctor:If this is a recent symptom after the illness, it will improve.
Doctor:But I think
Doctor:you are talking about general low appetite.
User:yes dr..
Doctor:All children at this age make a fuss about eating.
Doctor:They wish to play rather than eat.
Doctor:You need to try different methods to feed him. Play with him while feeding. Change his food after a week.
Doctor:Add new products gradually.
Doctor:In addition to this
Doctor:I also suggest my patients to use zincovit and vitamin A drops until he is 1 year old.
User:vitamin A drops?
Doctor:If you aren't giving any, you can use zincovit drops and arbivit drops (1ml once a day) regularly for the next 2-3 months.
User:can i get this with same name?
Doctor:Vitamin A is available as arbivit drops.
Doctor:you can check at the nearest pharmacy.
Doctor:If his appetite is too low
Doctor:and if he is refusing to eat
Doctor:despite plenty of changes and trials
Doctor:you can consult his pediatrician for evaluation.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:No doctor..
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
User:thank you very much..
Doctor:Bye for now.
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor