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Cure for frequent cold and cough in child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i want to talk about my son who is 2 yrs 10 months now, he falls sicks very frequently... cold and cough and throat issues. and finally comes to fever.. I feel his resistance levels are quite loq. i hve been advised by doctor to give hemsi (in the morning) and sure diet during the day.. want to check up with you on same
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how many episodes does your son have in a year?
User :   pls suggest is these are ok
User :   its almost every month, he gets cold
Doctor :   i need more info, before i give u my opinion
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how long has that been so?
User :   since he joined play school
User :   more so after that
Doctor :   So far Hemsi (iron syp) & Sure (proteen supplements) improve the diet and give mourish ment
Doctor :   was he ok, before he joined the play school
Doctor :   ?
Doctor :   One cause of this, could be that he is getting infections from kids at his playschool
User :   he was born week,
Doctor :   as there may be carriers among them
User :   at home, he used to be better
User :   never used to fall sick so frequently
Doctor :   was he born on time or preterm, how was his delivery, ?
User :   he is not a healthy chile
User :   normal delivery
User :   not preterm
Doctor :   what do u mean, "he is not a healthy child "
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   yes,
User :   m here
User :   healthy child- means his weight is less than usual weight as per standard card.. and he does not eat properly
User :   we have to run after him for food
Doctor :   In most cases like this one other reason, could be a persistant ear infection, which can cause recurrent episodes,
User :   he does not feel hungry.. he can survive on milk all day
User :   ok,
Doctor :   THIS thing described is a normal feature of children who like icecream & sweet things, but not rice, etc
Doctor :   and also they are lazy, to chew food
User :   wht is the resolution
User :   yes
Doctor :   they like to drink or eat easy food
User :   yes
Doctor :   the solution - try to add some very small cut fruits and protein powder into milk
Doctor :   reward him, if he eats something - like a chocoilate once in awhile
User :   ok
Doctor :   or more playtime , or something that he likes
User :   i give him pediasure
User :   he plays all day
Doctor :   and also, relax yourself and not overdo things about worrying about them
Doctor :   hes just 2 yrs, so over time he will grow
Doctor :   if he is able to play all day long, then be happy
Doctor :   if hes hungry he will come and ask you
User :   ok
User :   is hemsi good
User :   and sure diet
Doctor :   As far as the infections are considered, keep him away from the cold and rain, and from sick kids
User :   anything else or shall i change to something better
Doctor :   yes they are good suppplements
Doctor :   give me a moment
User :   ok
Doctor :   check the play home and enquire about other sick kids there
User :   ok
User :   supplements are ok.. no change right
Doctor :   when sick , just give him some prophylactic medicine as soon as possible so that he does not worsen
Doctor :   no need to change
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Pediasure & hemsi are good supplements
User :   one last quesytion
User :   is there any timelines for giving these suppliements
User :   ie , the time
Doctor :   give him more frruits - like oranges, banana, apple, etc
User :   or After lunch/dineer
User :   morning
Doctor :   i dont think he needs them on the long run
User :   fruits-- he eat
Doctor :   they can be given anytime as such
User :   no specifications
Doctor :   since they are just supplements and not medicines, nothing to worry
Doctor :   i hope i have solved your query
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   thanks
User :   for suggestions
User :   bye
Doctor :   make sure that, you provide you feedback
User :   ok
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   on the website
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