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Small child, nasal discharge, dry cough, fever. Taken crocin drops. Correct medication for treatment?

hi, my son is 16 months old......he has running nose and dry cough since 10 days. he had fever 5 days back and i have given him crocin drops for two consecutive days and he is away from fever now, but still suffers from cold and cough. what is the best medicine. i have asthalin, alerid, t-minic and ambrolite in stock with me now. YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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From the description you have given it is likely that your child has an upper respiratory tract infection. Upper respiratory tract infection are most often cause by viruses and present with mild to moderate increase in temperature, serous or clear nasal discharges, and other respiratory problems such as respiratory distress.
However, bacteria can superimposed on the viral upper respiratory tract infection; in which case, the nasal discharge is purulent or yellow, temperature is high etc. This situation requires antibiotics.
Crocin is acetaminophen which is good in bringing down the temperature but does not treat the underlying problem. Asthalin is salbutamol which requires medical prescription, alerid and t-minic are antiallergic drugs and ambrolite is a mucolytic not important in a dry cough like that of your son.
So, i will advise you let a doctor examine your child thoroughly and get laboratory exams and appropriate treatment given.
Hope this helps you.
Dr Achuo
Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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