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Head and chest congestion causing head and tummy aches, gets sinus occasionally. Remedy?

Hi, my son is a happy healthy child. He has sinuses infections occasionally and the antibiotics cure it.....lately he has this head and chest congestion that is givivg him headaches and a little tummy ache probably due to drainage going into his stomach. as of now he takes Zyrtec at night....went from 5 ml...his pharmacist recommended that he take 10 now since he around other hildren who my also be ill. I run a cool mist vaporizer with Vicks pads in it.....please help...what can I do?
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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Thanku for your query.
Well I understand your concern,URTI that is upper respiratory tract infection are quite common in childhood,and it is mostly viral in nature .As u said your child also has sinusitis episodes headache are quite common with that especially on bending.stomach pain is also sometimes associated with URTI .
For this u need to take special care like giving steam inhalation regularly especially during infection episodes,plenty of fluids especially lukewarm water .avoid giving sour and cold things in diet.give healthy diet containing good amount of proteins ,fruits and vegetables so that his immunity pics up.avoid giving food from outside,candies and the items which contain colouring substances .
Right now give your child montelukast and levocetrizine regularly at bedtime for three months .steam inhalation and home remedies like ginger and tulsi works well
I hope I have answered your query
God bless.
Dr Aarti
Answered: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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