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Infant with a blocked nose and chesty cough after a viral infection. Using saline drops. Permanent cure?

hi, 6 weeks ago my 8 month old baby had a viral infection and ever since he has had a blocked nose and chesty cough . we have had him at docs many times as this is causing him to be sick and not sleep well. we have been usin saline drops and snuffel babe and he even had an anti-biotic last week but there is nothing clearing it up??????
Asked On : Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

At present your child requires sypmtomatic treatment for cough and cold.

Antibiotic are not required.

For nose block, continue to put nasal saline drops whenever required and especially before feeding and sleeping.

For cold you can give a chlorpheniramine containg drops orally in prescribed dosage by a Pediatrician.

For cough , mucolytic cough drops like ambroxol to be given after the prescription.

If there is wheezing , addition of salbutamol orally or by nebulization will help to get relief from cough.

Therefore I advise you to consult Pediatrician for examination of the child and for the advise of medication.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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