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Cold, cough, fever and allergy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   Dr .... here
User :   Plz proceed with your query
User :   Hello Doctor,
User :   Had some query regarding my daughtwer's health..
User :   Plz proceed
User :   my daughter is 3yrs old, she got fever, cold and cough on last thursday..the pediatric hd gvn her combiflam & asthalin...combiflam for fever and asthalin for cold n cough...
User :   Ok
User :   so she hd fever only on thursday & friday, after tht she didnt had fever...thn i stop giving her combiflan and asthalin is still ON as cough n cold is still there...but she was complanining from saturday night tht she is getting some itching on her body, but thn i didn' t tk seriously, she wasn't able to sleep whole of sat night , yest on sunday aft when she slept and got up from the bed in the eve, he had sweeling on her body..i called up the doc, he said give her Atarax and PUT CETADRLY lotion on her body, as soon as i gave her atharax, the swelling had gone and she was back to normal...can u let me knw the reason on swelling, coz i am afraid she shudnt get again the same...
User :   Let me read what you have typed?
User :   It seems like some allergy was there which could have caused some swelling, also since it is monsoon weather may be some insect bite or so.
User :   doctor i feel so, in her body too much heat is there and doc advised me may be combiflam wud be the reason for sweeling and itching too
User :   Since the prescribed medicine gave her relief it is usually given for allergies only
User :   Some children do have allergy with combiflame also.
User :   Its better not to give her Combiflame again.
User :   Dr. her cough is still there, i am tired on gvg my daughte syrups for cough, can u let me some good remedy..
User :   i will give you some tips: User :   tell me please...dr coz of cough she is not gettin sound sleep, she keeps on getting up crying in every half and hour
User :   1)Take a cup of water and boil it with ginger powder till it becomes half. Add some honey to it. Give it 3 to 4 times a day
User :   2)Give her some steam inhalation 3 to 4 times a day by adding Karvol plus in water 3 to 4 times in a day
User :   3)Heat some coconut oil with powdered camphor and allow it to cool down to a lukewarm state. Once there, apply the oil to the chest, back, nose, throat and forehead. The cold usually subsides after continuous application twice a day for about 2 days.
User :   4)Add a teaspoon of honey and the juice of half a lemon to a glass of warm water. Give it in the morning.
User :   5)Give her lots of water and hot soups to drink.
User :   Have you followed what i have said?
User :   ok doctor, thanks
User :   yes doctor..
User :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   doc, wht is the reason y she is not gettin sound sleep...
User :   Because of cold children do get cranky and irritated and are not able to sleep.
User :   Before sleeping clean her nostrils with warm water.
User :   ok..
User :   Also give honey and lemon remedy, it will help her in sleeping.
User :   doc, once query tell me, but honey is heaty..isin'it
User :   Mixed with lemon it will help in cold.
User :   doc, honey with lime shld be gvn in morning or night
User :   You can give it in morning an night both.
User :   *and
User :   yes tell me
User :   Plz proceed what you want to know?
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User :   hello doctor..
Doctor :   Hi
User :   doctor, my son is one year old can i used the sme remedies coz he too has got cold
User :   doc, r u there..
Doctor :   nO
Doctor :   you need to get him examined
Doctor :   as he is very young
Doctor :   and can have serious complications with medicines dose
User :   ok doc..
Doctor :   and schedule
User :   i thot since these are home remedies i can even apply the same for him too
Doctor :   Give only paracetamol syrup
User :   coz he is a active child..just got cold coz his sister got it
Doctor :   he cant take so many home remedies like that
Doctor :   yes that happens
Doctor :   try paracetamol syrup only
Doctor :   and the dose depends on his weight
User :   y it..bye thanks for the remedies, i will surely try it...bye
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting..............
Doctor :   Bye for now......................
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