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Son suffering night time dry cough accompanied by vomitting, cold. Taking Ashthlin, cetrizene Oflax syrup. Remedy?

My son suffers from dry cough and cold , dry cough will come only in the night time between 2 am to 3 am. during that time, he will omit whatever the food intake during in night. once its happen, he will sleep. We have checked with doctor and advised to take below medicines. Asthalin syrup - 7.5 ml for 4 times a day (6-12-6-12) Cetrizene syrup - 4ml (9am - 9am) oflax syrup - 4ml (9am - 9pm)
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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Hello Nandasiv,

Asthalin contains salbutamol, a medicine which can increase the inner diameter of the child’s wind pipe. It also helps sputum (phlegm) to be coughed out. Cetrizine is a medicine which acts against histamine. (Histamine gets released during allergic reactions or inflammation) Ofloxacin is an antibiotic to control bacterial infection. These medicines are usually given to children with night symptoms of cough, and vomiting. Wheeze may or may not be present.

Some general advice for such children: Avoid exposure to dust, fumes and pets. Keep a watch on food items (especially prawns, processed foods and preserved items) he eats. See whether cough/vomiting at night is more with any item of food. Such food must be avoided. Child should get adequate exercise.

Hope your child recovers fast. Thanks for using
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