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Given asthalin syrup for cold. How to increase child's immunity?

i have a kid of 5 yrs old. and she is suffering from cold since a weak. i gave her asthaline syrup her regular cough syrup , three times a day for two days but she could not feel better. right now we are in USA. can u please suggest some medicine for her. and also i feel that she has less immunity in her body. she get cough very often. so is there any thing i can do to increase her immunity. thankyou
Asked On : Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
your child is having cold which is viral or allergic in nature and will settle in few days.
I suggest you not to give asthalin as it contains salbutamol and in a bronchodilator given in spasmodic cough.
Give her anti histaminic like certrizine or benadryl as per dosage for 3 to 4 days.
Give steam inhalation.
Give plenty of warm fluids,lemon ginger tea.
Avoid all kind of fried and junk food.

Wishing your child good health,
God bless.
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Pediatrician Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty's  Response

thanks for writing to health care magic

Asthalin syrup is for asthmatic conditions and should not be used for cold.

recurrent attacks of cold could be because of allergy or viral infections

antihistaminics may be help .......after consulting a doctor

balanced diet helps in maintaining a good immunity

hope this helps

take care

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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Asthalin syrup is used for cough associated with wheezing and it is not indicated in cold.
Stop asthalin.
For cold you can give oral antihistamine like chlorpheniramine or cetirizine in prescribed dose.
For immunity give balanced diet, immunize her appropriately for her age.
Recurrent cough may be due to some allergy or underlying hyper reactive airway problems.
Avoid exposure to cold air, dust, pollution, and to pet animals and known allergens.
Hope I have answered your query.
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