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

Date : 28-Oct-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Child Health
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Doctor:Good morning
User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:how can I help you?
User:Very Good Morning Sir
Doctor:Please tell me how I can help you
User:My Daughter age is 7 Months, she is having the cold (running noce) and slightly caugh.
User:what medicine we need to use ?
Doctor:The problem is, we do not advise about the medicines to young children online
Doctor:It is not safe to do so without actually examining the child
Doctor:The medicine should have an antihistamine, a decongestant in it
Doctor:What is the weight of your child?
User:7.5 KG
Doctor:Please consult your local doctor for a prescription of the said medication
User:ok, sir
User:today is sunday, hospital is not there, so for time being we want to use any home remedy
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:can you suggest any Home Remedy.
Doctor:I can understand that
Doctor:In children of that age you can not give/use any home remedy for cold
User:ok sir, i got it
Doctor:There are good medicines that can take care of the cold
Doctor:but the problem is, You say it is cold, but without actually examining your daughter I can not be sure of the problem
Doctor:So, If I tell you medicines without examining your daughter then that might be dangerous
Doctor:So please do not think that we do not want to help you out
User:i understood sir, we will to go hospital
Doctor:The hospitals will be open
Doctor:Go to a bigger hospital, they will have doctors
User:ok sir
Doctor:Hospitals will not close on Sunday also
Doctor:It is only the small clinics that close on Sundays
Doctor:Where do you live?
User:It is the small town, in Andhra Pradesh
Doctor:Oh okay
Doctor:I am sure there are some nursing homes in your town as well
User:yes, i will check it
Doctor:Please consult a doctor before giving any medicines
Doctor:Ok, that is good
Doctor:anything else I can help you with?
User:definitely sir
User:That's all sir.
Doctor:Have a good day ahead
Doctor:Take care
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