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Cough medication given for a 2 year old child. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi Shashwat
User :   Hi..I have few queries regarding my Son
Doctor :   ok
User :   He's having severe cough--primarily during night
Doctor :   how old is he?
User :   becuase of which man times he is not even able to sleep -- he's 2 yrs old
Doctor :   how long has he been having this cough?
User :   now today we went to hospital and he gave us two medicines--stating that he's got Viral Infection--because of which there is congestion in the chest--he's having this cough since last 6 days
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   has he been having fever?
User :   we bought those medicines: Allegra & Salbutamol Sulphate Syrup -- no high fever
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how is he eating and is he otherwise active?
User :   after coming to home my wife realized that these were the medicines which were recommened to her parents--and then we had a doubt -- if such medicines can be given to a 2yr old child
User :   he's very active--but cranky --and not eating properly
Doctor :   salbutamol; is a bronchdialtor- that is it will relax the lung passages and clear out any collections
User :   ok..but nowhere in the bottel it says that it can be given to a such a small child and thus we are having a doubt
Doctor :   allegra is an antiallergic medication- and is usually to be taken with precautions in a child under 6 yrs
User :   ok..and what about Salbutamol..even that can be given to a 2yr old kid ?
Doctor :   salbutamol is safe for children -
Doctor :   it can be given at 1 month
User :   ok..many thanks for clearing our we'll be confident giving the doses to my child
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
User :   Thanks Doc..bye
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