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Suggest treatment for cold and cough in a child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Jul-2014
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User:Hi this is XXXX
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:My son has cold and cough
Doctor:How long has it been since symptoms started
User:I gave him salina nasal drops
User:5days back its started
Doctor:what is his temperature?
User:Temperature is showing 35 .Now I bought one nasal drops nasivion it ok to give him
Doctor:Surely, it will help
User:He is 8 months old
Doctor:I suggest you attempt steam inhalation with him
Doctor:boil a pot of water to get a good amount of steam. Add Iodex to it in small amounts to help open the airways
User:But he is not cooperating
User:That y I am giving nasal drops
Doctor:i see, well, then you can try Benadryl syrup
Doctor:Depending on his weight, you can give him up to 1 tablespoon
User:He s 10kg
Doctor:yhea, half a tsb should be enough
User:K.thank you
Doctor:Happy to help
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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