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Child has nasal blockage, congestion, vomiting, low appetite. No improvement with medicines. Help?

my son is 14 months old. He is suffering with nasal blockage because of cold and cough . His cest is full of mucus and that is not coming out. he is vomitting a lot and not at all eating or drinking anything . this is happening since last 2-3 weeks . doctors geve him MAxtra( decongestant ), Augumentin(Antibiotics) but the same is not helping. pl. help
Asked On : Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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Pediatrician, Critical Care 's  Response
Your son is suffering from Respiratory tract infection and hence he is having all the symptoms you've mentioned.

I'm worried that his illness has been going on for so long (2-3 weeks).

I would advise:
1. Syr Ondem (for vomiting) 2.5 ml maximum 3 times a day
2. Syr Calpol (for fever/pain) as per the instructions on the bottle
3. Nasal Salin drops, 2 drops in each nostril, 3-4 times /day
4. Ct Augmentin
5. Make sure he takes oral liquids he likes and has 5-6 wet nappies a day

6. Please get him checked over by Pediatrician, since he is not all eating or drinking, he is at risk of getting dehydration.

I hope he recovers soon

Dr Tejas Shah
Pediatric Critical Care Specialist
Answered: Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. Sudha Shree Venkataraman's  Response

Illness of 2 to 3 weeks, poor intake and repeated vomiting... suggest that he needs to be evaluated further.
Have chest x ray done.
Is he breathing fast than normal? Does he have fever?
If suggestive of pneumonia have him hospitalised if needed.
He might need expectorants like Ambroxol (Mucolyte) that will loosen the secretions and help him bring them out.
Hope you find my answer useful.

Answered: Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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