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20 month child having cough and cold, nose blocked, on breast feed. What is the treatment?

hi my 20 month old son has a very nasty dry cough and cold , whenever he sleeps he wakes himself up through coughing and if not coughing he wakes up crying because his blocked nose so he cant breath properly, so not had much sleep with him, his grandad is indian and suggested honey and tumeric but he refused to even try it as hes not eating properly because of this either, have you any remedies and ideas on how to get him to eat and get him better please? p.s he s still breastfed :( so he is having breastmilk but thats it :(
Asked On : Sun, 6 May 2012
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For how long he is having this cold, cough and nose block?
Infection in nose and sinuses causes block in nose. Discharge from sinuses and nose that is phlegm (mucus) flowing back to throat irritates his voice box causing him to cough.
You can use saline nasal drops to nose. This makes the secretions in nose thin and allowing them to flow back, there by helping to open up the nose.
He may need a course of antibiotic to overcome the infection.
Once the infection is controlled he is likely to take feeds better.
You please show him to a GP/paediatrician/ENT specialist.
Take care.
Answered: Sun, 6 May 2012
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