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Cold and watering nose in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello doctor
User :   my daughter who is 1 and half year old has just started getting running nose this morning
Doctor :   Ok
User :   what medicine can i give her to control the cold
Doctor :   Is she running fever?
User :   so that it doesn't get worse
User :   no no.
User :   just irritable and running nose
User :   woke up 2 -3 times at night
Doctor :   Does she have any other symptoms such as difficulty in swallowing, cough?
User :   no
Doctor :   Does she have allergic problems?
User :   no
Doctor :   Does she having symptoms of asthma in the past?
User :   she had fever and convulsion 2 times when she was 11 and 12 months old
User :   no asthma
Doctor :   Ok
User :   she is 18 months old now
Doctor :   Let me guide you.
User :   yes
Doctor :   Sudden onset running nose is a symptoms of either allergic rhinnitis or due to upper respiratory tract infection.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Since you say, she does not have symptoms of allergies in the past, there is more possibilities of infection, more commonly a viral infection.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Hence she may have to see a doctor, if symptoms gets aggravated or if she develops fever or difficulty in swallowing.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Now presently you can use saline nasal drops to help her.
User :   is there anything i can do now so that further aggravation?
User :   ok
User :   will do that
Doctor :   Drink warm or sterilised water only preferably heated than cold.
Doctor :   Do not give her cold or refrigerated food items.
Doctor :   There are other antihistaminic syrups such as syrup benadryl which is useful for cough, but can be used for running nose also.
User :   ok
User :   i have maxtra, soventus jr., meftal
Doctor :   However the use of this syrup or any other syrup should follow after consulting a doctor.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Hence if her symptoms are persisting or if she develops any of those symptoms as mentioned earlier, I suggest you see a doctor.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   ok
User :   so basically.. i cant give her anything right now to control the cold
User :   infection
User :   right?
Doctor :   Except for the saline drops and for taking care of the water that she drinks, other medical drugs/syrups are only following physical examination.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no. thank you.
User :   yes
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   can i give her normal food and milk?
Doctor :   Yes, you can give her normal food and milk, provided they are served hot.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no.
User :   thats all. thank yoou
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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