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Small child, having frequent cough, heavy breathing, vomiting, increased pulse. Treatment?

hello doctor my 5 years old daughter gets cough very frequently may be once or twice a month. every time symptoms are same means heavy breathing , vomitings during cough, cough dishcrge through vomitings, increased heart beat. 5ml 4-5 regular doses of athalin syrup make her relief. I just want to know if it is safe for her?
Asked On : Sat, 1 Sep 2012
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In this period most of child frequently suffer from cold, cough etc,(Upper Respiratory Tract Infection)
Most of times this is viral/ allergic and its self limiting.
Because of low immunity and low diseases resistant power child suffering from this.

Indication of Nebulisation:

1. Child is Breathlessness
2. In Asthama/ Bronchiolitis
3. Having wheezing, Crepitation

I would advice:
1. Avoid exposure to cold (cold make ciliary activity sluggish and hence the organisms tracking
down the airways cannot be swept out, making a progression to lower respiratory infection)
2. Keep your child warm.
3. Stem inhalation with precaution.(Plain water do not add any decongestant like vicks etc)
4. Try to increase his immune system with proper and regular diet.
5. Maintain hygiene.
6. Dont give more medicine
7. If she is not recover within 5 to 6 days you can consult again to your doctor.
8. Investigation- CBC and watch for eosinophilic count, WBC/TLC.CRP, X- Ray chest.
9. If necessary you can start antibiotic under pediatric supervision.

I wish your baby recover soon.
Regards , Dr. Sagar Mhatre
Answered: Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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