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Child has dry cough and running nose. Prescribed Rinifol and Retherma. Is it okay?

i have 7 yr old kid, he was suffering from dry cough and running nose , i had took him to Dr. ( pediatrician ) and she advised rinifol dry syrup and retherma AC suspension that is in oct, so same problem with him now in dec, no temperature nothing, so i am again giving him retherma ac and rinifol dry syrup, is that ok any problem pls advise.....
Asked On : Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Any medication should be given after consulting the doctor as there are different types of cough presentations are there and they require different medication. So consult your doctor to examine his lungs and respiratory system and to prescribe the appropriate medication.
Answered: Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. Sudha Shree Venkataraman's  Response

Since you say, there is no fever and just a cold and a dry cough, it might be due to allergy precipitated by change of season.

You may give her Plain Cetirizine syrup that comes in a strength of 5mg/5ml. You may give her 2.5ml twice a day for about 5 days.
Lozenges which have honey/ menthol etc will be good for her dry cough.
If she is not improving after 3 to 4 days, its better to have a word with your Pediatrician.

Rinifol seems to have vitamins and probiotics- that is not going to help you with your present problem. Retherma contains paracetamol also which might not be needed if there is no fever.

Hope my answer helps you.
Wish your kid good health.
Answered: Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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