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Acute cough and cold - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   my kid is going to complete 3 yrs
User :   has contact accute cold with cough
Doctor :   Ok
User :   any home remedies that you can recommend
User :   he did not have it till yesterday
User :   there is afriend of his who incidently paased it on to him
Doctor :   Is he having fever or sore throat along with thiis problem?
User :   no
Doctor :   Does he have history of asthma or allergies in the past?
User :   no
User :   he did suffer from accute pnemonia a year back
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   let me brief you.
Doctor :   His symptoms are consistent with upper respiratory inflammation.
User :   ok
Doctor :   which is a common entity among children.
User :   ok
Doctor :   The commonest cause for such conditions are infections and allergies.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Since, he is not known to have allergies in the past, the cause is likely to be an infective one.
User :   ok
Doctor :   And as there is no fever, its probably a viral one.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Let me suggest you the measures now.
Doctor :   I. This condition is a self limiting one, hence you need not worry, this will be fine in a few days.
Doctor :   2. Use saline nasal drops and syp benadry for reducing nasal congestion and cough.
User :   is it benadryl
Doctor :   Sorry, its benadryl.
User :   ok
Doctor :   3. Avoid cold and refrigerated food products.
User :   ok
Doctor :   4. Restrict exposure to dust and pollens.
User :   ok
User :   Sorry ! have to rush for a meeting can we connect back in sometime
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I shall look forward to discuss again with you.
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