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Persistent cold from past 2 and half months, 14 months old baby - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
My son is 14 months old and is having persistent cold from past 2 and half months. I have given him complete course of alopathic medicines but with no great result. Can you please suggest what should I do?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am
User :   Hi
User :   Can you see my query?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   there is no quick fix for cold in infants
User :   but he is not eating anything due to this
User :   he is unale to sleep and there is constant running nose for him
Doctor :   use antihistamine drops 2 times day
Doctor :   Use normal saline drops 2 drops in each nostril
User :   can you prescribe the exact name?
Doctor :   wait for 1 min and do suction with buld
Doctor :   *bulb
Doctor :   Where do you live?
User :   i am in
User :   in
Doctor :   Normal saline drops are available over the counter
Doctor :   Ask the pharmacyst
Doctor :   Put drops in each nostril wait for 1 min and then do suction
User :   ok. I have NS drops which I use it in the night
Doctor :   Do it before you feed
Doctor :   use the drop min 4 times day
Doctor :   Buy a buld suction
User :   isn't the suction going to make him uncomfortable?
Doctor :   *bulb
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   it makes him uncomfortable ut bulb is soft
Doctor :   it will not hurt
Doctor :   *but
User :   and the bulb will also be available at a pharmacist?
User :   we hear the weezing sound when he breathes in the night. And why is that he is not eating anything?
Doctor :   when nose is congested, it transmits sounds to lower lung
Doctor :   what u hear the wheezing sound is from nose
Doctor :   Dont get panic that that is Asthma
Doctor :   Asthma is uncommon in 14 months
User :   Thanks for the advise. We won't panic but as a parent the concern is obvious.
Doctor :   I understand that concern
User :   I am giving him semi solid foods, juices and soups but he is not eating anything
Doctor :   Give him what he likes
Doctor :   You know better than me
Doctor :   If he sick that is different
User :   this is worrying because he is only on his mother's feed which I think is not sufficient at his age
Doctor :   At 14 months , u can feed soft diet juices
Doctor :   baby food
Doctor :   it takes times
User :   and he is also having constant fever
Doctor :   Then consult doctor and get exmined, get chest x ray
Doctor :   if there is any thing like penumonia, use antibiotics for 1 week
User :   Have visited manipal hospital for the xray and have consulted doc also
Doctor :   ok
User :   the doc prescribed medicines including antibiotics like mox and taxim-o for 10 days
User :   he finished all the course but still the condition is same
User :   dont understand why he gets fever so often
Doctor :   how much is the fever?
User :   100 or 101 every alternate day and when the cold increases his temperature is in this range every day
Doctor :   Consult ENT
User :   do you think giving him homeopathy or ayurvedic treatment is better than alopathy?
Doctor :   No
User :   ok
User :   where are you from?
Doctor :   I thin at this time you need slow down with feeding habits
User :   slow down means?
Doctor :   Do not push the baby to feed
User :   But if he doesn't eat anything thru the day then what to do
Doctor :   improper feedinghabits cause nose congestions because of regirgitation of food
Doctor :   Please consult MD at this time
User :   can you suggest some?
Doctor :   I have already told every thing
User :   Where are you from?
Doctor :   Bangalore
User :   Do you have a clinic?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   I a Online MD
Doctor :   *I am
User :   So does that mean you are available online thru the day?
Doctor :   y
User :   Dont you visit any hospital?
Doctor :   y
User :   Coz I am fed up of telling my son's problems with so many doctors
Doctor :   I dont visit any hospital now
User :   sorry to sound harsh
User :   but i have consulted most of the doctors in manipal, doctors in my neighbourhood and even in Mumbai
User :   but no success
User :   Hello doctor?? Are you there?
Doctor :   I am here
Doctor :   feed every 4 hrs
Doctor :   never before that
Doctor :   use antibitics liberally when there is fever
Doctor :   consult physician every month
Doctor :   do the bulb suction and clean the nose ven in night
Doctor :   *even
User :   ok
Doctor :   when there is fever give paracetamol
User :   yes; we are giving him calpol
Doctor :   Give claritin syrup 1 tea spoon 2 times day
Doctor :   ok
User :   claritin is for?
Doctor :   antihistamine
User :   ok
Doctor :   makes the nasal secretion dry
User :   today the doctor prescribed deriphyllin syrup
User :   along with Sinarest AF
Doctor :   ok
User :   shall i continue them?
Doctor :   same action
Doctor :   go ahead..
User :   sorry to ask you again
Doctor :   Did the discussion help ?
User :   shall i also give him claritin and other two syrups
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Do not mix different doctors medicines
Doctor :   follow onely one
User :   ie sinarest AF and deriphyllin to be continued
User :   ok
Doctor :   colpol. sinerest Af, deriphyllin very good
User :   thanks for the advise
User :   surely the discussion helped
Doctor :   Thank you for consultingme
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Bye
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