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Relief from cold and cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr here
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   My son is 2.7 years old
User :   he is having cold and cough. Doctor had prescribed toff dc and mucolite syrups
Doctor :   Since when is he having this?
User :   he has chest cold and he keeps coughing... he is unable to bring out the flum
User :   having it since monday
Doctor :   Does he have any other problems like fever, sore throat?
User :   no
Doctor :   The medications take 3 days at least to be effective.
User :   ok. Is there any other syrup we should give for his cough to come down other than toff-dc and mucolite>
Doctor :   They are antibiotics and expectorant syrup, they are good enough.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Give him humidification and do not expose to cold weather.
Doctor :   If he can be given steam give that 3 times a day.
Doctor :   After adding Karvol Plus in water.
User :   ok. Is it ok if he keeps swallowing the flum?
Doctor :   Avoid having cold food items.
Doctor :   Try to avoid him swallowing flem.
Doctor :   Give him steam inhalation, it will help in breaking the flem and coming it out.
User :   he doesnt know to spit it. so he keeps swallowing
User :   ok
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for you.
User :   How can we distinguish between common cold and swine flu symptoms? Many of us have this doubt
Doctor :   Swine flu has some other symptoms along with fever like sore throat, fatigue, weakness, lethargy, cold ,cough, sleepiness
User :   ok. Thanks for the consultation
User :   bye
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   No. thanks
Doctor :   hanks
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