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Baby having barking cough. Suggest treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 27-Oct-2013
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User:My baby has a barking cough? He's four year old.
Kindly suggest treatment
User:My baby has a barking cough? He's four year old.Kindly suggest treatment
Doctor:Does he also have fever?
Doctor:When did it start?
User:last three days
Doctor:He does not have fever?
User:I have given Hamdard joshina
User:also home made
Doctor:Usually this type of cough is seen in a specific type of viral infection
Doctor:This infection also has fever
Doctor:This type of infection usually gets better on its own
Doctor:Since it is highly contagious
Doctor:Does he also have difficulty breathing?
User:can you give me any name of medicine
Doctor:Mostly oral dose of a corticosteroid + epinephrine is prescribed
Doctor:Since he does not have typical features of barking cough
Doctor:I think any cough syrup should suffice
Doctor:Do you have any cough syrup at home?
Doctor:That is meant for kids
User:sorry chericof
Doctor:Chericof syr cough formula is good ebough for him
Doctor:half teaspoon 3 -4 times a day can be given
Doctor:But give it only if he has symptoms
Doctor:I think this syrup will work for him
Doctor:If he feels drowsy then reduce the dose
Doctor:or stop it till the drowsiness goes away
User:when should I seek help from DR or take my child to the dr
Doctor:Do you have any question here?
Doctor:If he does not get better over couple of days
Doctor:or if he has difficulty breathing
User:thank your Dr
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:One more thing
Doctor:I think you have posted a query
Doctor:Do you want to proceed with it?
Doctor:Are you there?
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