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Is it fine to use asthalin expectorant syrup and bactoclav to cure cough in infants ?

Hello, I have a 42 day old baby girl . She caught cold and cough . She as recommended asthalin expectorant syrup and bactoclav, which suppose to force her to cough out, i dont doubt that Dr. knowledge. My concern is cough out solution for 40 day baby looks violent (at least for parents). Is this a common practice or are there other solutions?
Asked On : Sat, 31 Mar 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
1.Asthalin is a broncodiatar and usually not prescribed before 6 month as bronchiole does not developed before this age.
2.And another thing is that the idea of 'cough out' by 42 old is unscientific and useless as she cant do it.
so please go for another child clinic for proper management for your baby.
Answered: Mon, 2 Apr 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. Jasbir S Chugh's  Response
Dear friend
I agree with your concern about use of cough syrup although your doctor might be able to tell if there was a need for the same. In a 42 days old baby ,generally the nose blockage is a problem which is helped by steam inhalations and mild decongestant nasal drops.

Best of luck.
Answered: Mon, 2 Apr 2012
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