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3 month baby, chesty cough. What type of medicine will help?

Hi my little baby girl is 3 mnths and has chesty cough,she has no associated fever. She stated off 2 weeks ago with fever and then after 2 dys the cough wasconsiderably getting better ,we travelled by air fr 8 hrs and since then her cough has got worse ,also my little toddler has a viral cough and i ( mum) has also got a a very nasty chesty cough could you suggest your diagnosis and treatment please.thanku

Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thank you for your query.

The description provided by you suggests that your daughter is having an upper respiratory tract infection. As it has been 2 weeks now and it has worsened I suggest that you consult a doctor who would like to add an antibiotic along with a decongestant syrup. Though it is a good sign that the fever has subsided but it would be better to get investigations to be done to rule out any complications.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your daughter an early recovery.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

You all three are suffering from an upper respiratory illness due to a virus most probably.

For the cough of your children you can a give a cough medication containing mucolytic agents like ambroxol in prescribed dosage for each individual.

But physical examination by a doctor is important to look at the throat and to auscultate the lungs for any infection.

Therefore I advise you to consult the pediatrician for examination of your children and for medications.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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