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Remedy for frequent cold and cough in a child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   My son is suffering frequently with cold and cough
User :   his age is 5 years 6 monyhs
Doctor :   Since when is he having cold and cough?
User :   since at age of one year
Doctor :   How often does he have this?
User :   every two weeks
Doctor :   Does he have fever or any other symptom?
User :   some times he will get fever
User :   night time while sleeping ,he feels uncomfort
Doctor :   Did you ever get him examined for the same?
Doctor :   Does he have difficulty in breathing?
User :   doctor told that , beacaue of XXX weather ,it s happening
User :   some times he snooring also
Doctor :   Does he have difficulty in breathing?
User :   due to cold nose blocks, he takes breath through mouth
Doctor :   It is commonly caused by exposure to virus
User :   what precautions need to take?
Doctor :   1)Give steam inhalation after adding Karvol Plus in the water 3 times a day.
Doctor :   2)Children with colds get viruses on their hands and then touch an object, such as a toy or furniture. Always ask him to wash his hands before eating.
Doctor :   3)Vitamin C-rich lemon juice increases body resistance, decreases toxicity and reduces the duration of the illness. Add one lemon in a glass of warm water, and a teaspoon of honey should be added to it. This should be taken once or twice daily
Doctor :   VitaminC increases body immunity
User :   Thank you very much for information
Doctor :   4)Give small meals of more of fruits and veggies.
Doctor :   5)Always keep proper Hydration by giving enough water all day.
Doctor :   6)Teach child to prevent spreading colds by covering the nose and mouth with tissues when they sneeze or cough, by disposing of tissues immediately.
Doctor :   have you followed what i have said?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   No
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now.
User :   thanks alot
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