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Cough, 2 year old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello doctor
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   i would like to ask you, what should i do for my son who is 2yrs old son who is now suffering from cough?
Doctor :   how many days has it been?

Doctor :   does he have fever/cold?
User :   i tried giving benydryl, peritixyl and other also tried honey and ginger juice

Doctor :   ok
User :   its there from past 1 month
Doctor :   Does he have any other health problems?
Doctor :   is he aeting well and active otherwise?
Doctor :   *eating
User :   he has no fever
User :   has cold from past 3days, but now its come down
User :   no he is not eating well
User :   but he is very active
Doctor :   Is the cough worse at night- when he lies down or throughout the day?

User :   yes, cough will increase in night as compared to night

User :   even in day the cough come on and off
User :   but not continuos
Doctor :   does he have sneezing as well/ or only cough?

User :   only cough as of now

Doctor :   does he complain of nay throat pain?
Doctor :   *any

User :   i can feel he has issues in swaloing food, so may be he has throat pain

Doctor :   Have you taken him to a pediatrician [to get his chest examined]
User :   no
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   Premalatha, As it has been almost one month
Doctor :   I would advice you to see a pediatrician before taking any further medication
Doctor :   Do you have a regular pediatrician?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Pls see your doctor then as soon as you can.
User :   should my son undergo some chest examination?

Doctor :   just with the stethoscope
Doctor :   the docotor will check to see if it is clear by listening to it.
Doctor :   before giving any medicines

User :   sure, i will visit my doctor
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   one more thing, he is not eating well now adays, is this because of the cough issue

User :   any suggestions for increasing his appetite
Doctor :   it could be because
Doctor :   he is having some pain on swallowing
Doctor :   Did his appetite decrease after the cough started?
User :   yes

Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   there is a strong possibility that the two problems are related
User :   ok

Doctor :   so pls see your pediatrician soon
User :   sure, thanks so much for your advise

Doctor :   you are welcome;
thanks for consulting us; bye for now
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