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Running nose, cold, fever and viral infection in a seven month old child. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi
User :   i need a paeditrician
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist.
User :   actually my daughter is suffereing from a running nose
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   and slight fever attimes which is due to cold
Doctor :   Since when is the problem?
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   since last three days
Doctor :   How old is she?
User :   she is not taking any food as well
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   no milk she is 7 plus months old
Doctor :   Is there any cough?
User :   she is highly resisting towards milk
User :   no could
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   too much of running nose
Doctor :   Is she being breast fed as of now?
User :   yup but very less
User :   breast milk is not enough
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   she is slightly snoring
Doctor :   I suggest that you continue giving her food and milk. Give them in very small quantities at frequent intervals.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Give her plenty of fluids in the form of milk or water.
User :   but she is not taking milk in any form
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What are you giving her?
User :   i told she is resisting
Doctor :   as of now?
User :   abit of cereals i treidw ith all bay foods but its of no use
Doctor :   Make her drink small amounts.
User :   baby*
User :   ok
Doctor :   As you have weaned her already
User :   and what abt meidcines
Doctor :   give her small amounts of mashed rice, mashed potatoes or banana
User :   ok
User :   meidcines
Doctor :   Take a soft cloth, make it into a wick and clean her nostrils thoroughly.
User :   im gicing her tylenol right now
User :   ok
Doctor :   As for medicines, as she
Doctor :   there is no cough as such,
User :   ok dr can u plz tell how is that nasal saline wash used for baby
Doctor :   there is no need. It is probably a viral illness and will subside.
User :   medicine
User :   but she has become too weak n frail
User :   what abt tylenol?
Doctor :   I suggest not to use any washes in her
User :   ok
Doctor :   As she is too young.
User :   and nasivion?
User :   can i contact u on phone
User :   ur qualification dr
Doctor :   There is no need of those drugs unless there is severe nasal blockage
User :   it is
User :   running nose and then it sdry
User :   one more thing she is having agrowth in her nose
User :   wat u suggest fro that
Doctor :   tylenol can be continued
User :   can i wai tfor surgery wat to do
Doctor :   but in low dosage
User :   ok how much???
Doctor :   There should be no intervention unless
Doctor :   she is old enough to tolerate it
User :   ok
User :   till when
User :   coz i feel that she is breathleess thes edays one due to cold next due to this blockage due to growth
User :   how muhc time i can wait ?
Doctor :   I suggest that you count the number of breaths that she is having in a minute
User :   ok then?
Doctor :   if the value is more than 40 and if there is any grunting noise
Doctor :   or if she is retracting her ribs
Doctor :   then she is breathless and needs to be taken to a hospital
Doctor :   Dont give her tylenol unless she has fever
Doctor :   even then the dosage should be between
Doctor :   60-80gms
User :   ?
Doctor :   twice a day
User :   how much?
Doctor :   what is her weight?
User :   tell me ccordign to the dropper marks
User :   she is 7.5 kgs
Doctor :   Please wait a moment.
Doctor :   What is the composition written on the bottle?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you tell me the composition?
User :   being a dr dont u know wtas compo of tylenol
Doctor :   how many mg/ml
User :   earlier u said continue it
User :   then u said not to give it
User :   n now ur asing composition
User :   i dint understand
Doctor :   I know the dosage in mg not dropper marks
Doctor :   As for the tylenol you werent sure
Doctor :   the fever was slight and on and off
Doctor :   thats why I asked you to first stop it
Doctor :   and when you said there was slight fever
Doctor :   I asked you continue it
Doctor :   Also we are not familiar with the word Tylenol as we know it as Paracetamol
Doctor :   Tylenol is not a common brand name in
Doctor :   Thats why I had to cross reference it
Doctor :   Have I explained myself?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   I have to close this window since there is no response from your side, please get back to us if you need further medical advice. We are available from 9AM to 9PM everyday.
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