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Having sore throat, feeding infant. Is it safe to take cough syrup or erythromycin? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User:Hello Doctor; Good Evening
Doctor:good evening
Doctor:How can I help ?
User:I have a 3 months old son; my wife is exclusively breast feeding him.
User:She has a sore throat
User:Please advise if she can have a cough syrup or erythromycin
Doctor:Does she have any fever or chest pain?
User:or if you advise any other alternative medicine
User:No fever / Chest Pain. Just a painful feeling while swallowing saliva
Doctor:There are a few things that can be done
User:Her parents are currently living with us and both are having a bad cough for which they are having medicines and syrup.
Doctor:first is steam inhalation
Doctor:second is she should be having tulsi tea
Doctor:third, she can have Tablet Cetrizine 10 mg once a day
Doctor:If it doesnt become ok
Doctor:she needs to see a physician
Doctor:we'll need a course of antibiotics
User:Earlier, just after delivery; Healthcare magic doc had said a strict no towards Cetrizine / Avil
User:Do you think you; she can have it now?
Doctor:Small doses are acceptable
Doctor:So thats why she can take it for 3-4 days
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help with
User:Thank You!
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