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11 month old with severe cough. Need medication. History of whooping cough

My son is nearly 11 months oldd and he s come down with a horrid deep cough and was wondering if you could recommend andthing to calm his cough. He had had it for about 3 days and already it s getting worse. He had whoopin cough not that long ago and was extremely poorly with it ending up in icu and ne resuscitating him so as I m sure you can appreciate I am very worried over his cough. Many thanks
Asked On : Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

When a child has cough the following need to be monitored.

1. Respiratory rate.
2. Chest retractions.
3. Abnormal sounds produced like stridor.
4. Feeding.
5. Vomiting
6. Lethargy

If your child develops rapid breathing or any of the above problems you may need to consult your doctor at the earliest possible.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

It seems your child is having cough may be due to a virus causing an episode of upper respiratory tract infection.

Mucolytic agens like ambroxol drops can be started orally to decrease the cough in the prescribed dose by the Pediatrician.

But physical examination of the throat and lungs is required to see for the focus of infection.

Threfore consult the Pediatrician before giving any medication.

Hope I have answered your query.

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