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Cough, fever, 4 months - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   HI , I have a four months old baby girl, she is having a really bad cough for last 2 -3 days she is having a running nose as well, she is coughing like adults, while sleeping also she is coughing, we gave her sinarest, pediacold, calpol, pediamol, sinarest AF, .. BUT of no use, yesterday we toook her to cradle hospital ,there the doc said she is ok her chest is also clear its just a mild cold probably she was not coughing that much but at night she again stated coughing it was terribly so bad this time we gave her sinarest AF as told by the doc, she slept around 5 in the morning and wokeup at around 12 in the afternoon i breastfed her she just had for 2-3 min and then started coughing again, i gave her good body massage and alittle hot towel, and gave her some basil water kaada 2 teaspoon she is now sleeping and coughing .. DOCTOR,, please make my baby well, .. tell me what should i give her to make her healthy soon.. PLEASE HELP..
Doctor :   Hi
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Doctor :   Let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   Does she have any other symptoms like sore throat, fever?

User :   no she is not having fever but she seems to have a sore throat i guess..
Doctor :   When have you started the medications?

User :   its been 2 days now..
Doctor :   Any oral medicine takes at least 3 days to be effective and the medicines given are ok.

User :   ok but is there any home remedy that can be given to make her well soon..
Doctor :   It may be because of the changing weather.Give her hot humidification 2 to 3 times a day which will loosen the cough

User :   doc can your throw some light on this context..
User :   humidification??
Doctor :   If the baby is not well in 3 days then you need to get her examined again and also ask your treating doc to start the antibiotics.

Doctor :   Humidification is you can sit with her in a steamy bathroom with her 3 times in a day for 5 to 10 minutes
Doctor :   She may require antibiotics if she is not responding to these medications

Doctor :   1)Grind about 100 gm of raisins with water. About 100 gm of sugar should be mixed with it and the mixture heated. When the mixture acquires a sauce-like consistency, it should be removed. Give her 1 tbsp at bedtime daily.
Doctor :   2)Also you can use saline drops for nasal congestion these drops can also be prepared at home by mixing one fourth of tsp of salyt in 1 cup of water and then clear the nose later

Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?

Doctor :   *salt

User :   okk just wondering if its safe to give her sinarestAF for another couple of days,.
Doctor :   Yes you can but do watch for the symptoms and if they do not subside she may require antibiotics

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