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Child suffering from cough. Given ambrodil. Suggest the cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 27-Sep-2013
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User:my 2.8 yr old girl is coughing from last sunday.i gave ambrodil-s for 5 days prescribed by doctor
User:but till now c is coughing
Doctor:What other symptoms does she have?
User:no other symptoms
Doctor:Does she have dry cough?
User:no its not dry one
Doctor:Does she produce sputum?
Doctor:What colour is it?
User:white only
Doctor:How did the cough start?
User:due to cold
Doctor:So she had a fever?
User:now cold is not there
User:no fever
Doctor:When she had cold that time fever was there?
User:at that time also fever was not there
Doctor:Just runny nose was there?
User:yes mam
Doctor:It seems that she has had an episode of allergy
User:during sleeping time she is coughing
Doctor:What were the medicines that she took for cold?
User:foe cold tuminic
Doctor:It seems that she has either developed hyperreactive airways or maybe asthma
User:what is hyperreactive airways
Doctor:Hyperreactive airways are
User:is it serious?
Doctor:When there is a trigger
Doctor:The airways become spasmodic
Doctor:leading to cough
Doctor:Well it does need to be managed with care
User:ok.what I have to do
Doctor:We first need to figure out the trigger
Doctor:The trigger is some stimulus that leads to cough
Doctor:It can be anything
Doctor:like exercise
Doctor:cold air
Doctor:food allergy
Doctor:cold food
Doctor:even a cold can trigger it
Doctor:Next we need to make sure that she is breathing well at all times
Doctor:We need to avoid the trigger
Doctor:And we need to give her medicines that keep her airways open
Doctor:The medicine that she is already taking, keeps the airways open
Doctor:But it does not cure it
User:any other medicine I have to give
Doctor:It depends
Doctor:Since she is still coughing at night despite taking the medication
User:I gave her tulsi and honey
Doctor:We can try that
Doctor:How many bouts of cough does she have at night?
User:sometimes like 1or 2 times for some sec..
Doctor:Is she getting better?
Doctor:I think we can watch it
Doctor:If she does not get better than she may need one more medicine
User:ok mam which medicine
Doctor:inhalers may be needed
User:is it safe to rub vicks in her sole
Doctor:In inhalers the medicine can be a bronchodilator or even a steroidal medicine
Doctor:I tend to avoid steroidal medicines especially in girls
Doctor:Yes it is safe
Doctor:One good thing about it is that
Doctor:Most childhood hypereactivities get better by adulthood
Doctor:So keep your patience during such episodes
User:ok mam
Doctor:Avoid unnecassary antibiotics
Doctor:It may make it worse
User:yes mam
Doctor:Give her pure water to drink
Doctor:Give her nutritious diet, fruits and vegetables
User:which fruit is safe
Doctor:Avoid the trigger at all costs
Doctor:All are good
User:banana can also give during cough
Doctor:I personally think that it does not
Doctor:Though curd and yogurt may be used cautiously
User:what abt milk
Doctor:milk worsens the symptoms of cold
Doctor:If you think that she is developing runny nose
Doctor:That time give her cetrizine syrup
Doctor:3 ml every night
Doctor:So that it does not develop into cough
User:ok mam
Doctor:Do you have any question here?
User:no mam. thank you so much
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:ok then
Doctor:Take care
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