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Small child having cold, cough and fever. Taking combiflam suspension, polaramine. Further medication needed?

hi my daughter is 5 years suffering from cold cough and fever .1st day fever was mild 99.4,second day it went upto 102.8,3rd day no fever and from 4th day she has mild fever... giving her combiflam suspension 10 ml every 6 hrs for cold I am giving her polaramine and piriton cs.... do I need to give her on antibiotics now.
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi and thanks for the query,
Common cold in small children is generally due to viral infections. This often requires mainly symptomatic treatment with use of non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs or simple analgesics depending on the case, passage clearing and washing agents like saline water and antihistaminic agents.
The drugs taken by your child now in my humble opinion are sufficient. Observing the child carefully is fundamental in its management. Symptoms like severe breathlessness, intense cough, altered general health status or increased fever despite analgesics could be an indication of a bacterial infection. At this stage, you do not need anti biotics. Observe carefully and report to your family physician in case any of the above cited aggravation symptoms are noticed.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Continue the medication as prescribed by your child for her complaints.

And physical examination of her throat and lunds by the Pediatrician is important to decide the need for any antibiotic.

If there are signs of any bacterial infection of the throat, there may be need to administer the antibiotics.

So consult the Pediatrician for the physical examination of the child and for the medication advise.

Hope I have answered your query.

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