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Child having cough, cold in spite of giving medications. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 106 Questions
Doctor:How are you?
User:i m find thanx how about u
Doctor:I am good
Doctor:How can I help?
User:my son who is 3.8months old, having couhg and cold since almost last 10 days
Doctor:does he have a problem breathing as well?
Doctor:has any treatment been given to him?
User:docotr has given him moxi drug for infection, cough syrup for infection in lungs and he was also having fever for two days but fever is not there for almost two days
Doctor:when was the amoxicillin given?
User:up to last noon
Doctor:as in when was it started for your child?
User:10 tabs
Doctor:the course is complete?
Doctor:what I would suggest is XXXXXXX that you give him steam inhalation
Doctor:take a steamer that is available
Doctor:his mother should hold him in her lap
User:actually my wife is pregenant and 7ht month running
User:but i could give him a steam inhalation, should i used vicks or something or onny water
Doctor:just plain water
Doctor:secondly, for the cold, i want you to give him Nasoclear nasal drops
Doctor:you can put 1-2 drops in each nostril 2-3 times a day
User:ok, but why this reaccuring
Doctor:Thirdly, vacuum your bedroom and wash all the bedsheets in hot boiling water
Doctor:He seems to be allergic to something
Doctor:allergies are a really good breeding ground for infection
User:yes, thats my doctor says, this time after cough he was breating heavy
Doctor:take him out in the sunlight
Doctor:its important
User:infection in lungs, is that sign of asthma??
Doctor:its just that if a child has allergies
User:so there is not varying factor
Doctor:the underlying lining of the respiratory tract becomes more prone to infections
Doctor:Asthma is basically allergic in nature
Doctor:Infections are caused by bacteria, viruses etc
User:ok, thnx
Doctor:is there anything else i can help you with?
User:no thnax will concern u if there is some thing
Doctor:thanks for consulting me
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