Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
192 Doctors are Online

Suggest treatment for cold in a child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Nov-2014
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Child Health
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 2408 Questions
Doctor:Hi
User:Hello
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Dr. XXXXXXX my daughter is suffering from cold from yesterday
Doctor:Ok
User:she is 2.3 yrs old
Doctor:OK
User:we have given her Montair LC kid tablet
Doctor:Ok
User:yesterday 1 andtoday morning 1
Doctor:Ok
User:last nightshe cud not sleep well due to nose blockage
Doctor:Ok
User:tried nasal drops also
Doctor:Ok
User:please suggest
User:not given her bath too...yesterday and today
Doctor:What is the colour of the mucus secreted?
Doctor:Is it colourless or yellow in colour?
User:sometimescolourless
User:sometimes yellow
Doctor:Ok
User:but mostly colorless only
Doctor:Does she suffer with recurrent cold?
User:no..
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:Any other symptoms along with cold? like sore throat, fever?
User:no fever as yet
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:Any children in neighbours or in family suffering with cold?
User:actually she has come from our hometown a month back
Doctor:OK
User:and here its was very cold past 2 days
Doctor:OK
Doctor:Thanks for the details.
User:and I too was suffering from cold
User:few days back
Doctor:I feel that your daughter might be suffering with viral infection producing cold.
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:You can give her sinarest syp three times a day.
User:ok
User:5 ML?
Doctor:And observe for change in colour of the mucus
Doctor:May I know her weight?
User:we haven't checked recently but must be 12-13
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:then 5 ml should do.
User:ok
Doctor:you can give her steam inhalation
User:shud we give anything else for fever
Doctor:sinarest will help in cold and fever
User:ok
User:should we stop the tablet
Doctor:If the colour of the mucus changes from colourless to yellow that means there is secondary bacterial infection
Doctor:for this she might need antibiotics.
Doctor:continue with the nasal drops and stop the tablet.
Doctor:sinarest syp should be enough
User:ok
Doctor:Avoid cold and refrigerated food items
User:at night times how can we help her sleep better
Doctor:give only boiled water
User:ok
User:oranges should be avoided isn't it
Doctor:You can give her steam inhalation and nasal drops later.
Doctor:this will reduce her nose block
User:can we apply vicks
User:is it goodfor kids
Doctor:Yes, you can apply vicks vaporub around the nose and the chest area
User:and is it fine to bathe her
Doctor:Yes, with warm water should be fine
User:ok
Doctor:observe for any other symptoms like sore throat.
User:fruits such asoranges,grapes are to be avoided isn't it
Doctor:If viral it should reduce within 4 to 5 days.
User:ok
Doctor:If no improvement observed then she might need antibiotics
User:ok
Doctor:yes, avoid acidic fruits
User:ok
Doctor:Hope you have understood the measures mentioned.
User:yes..i will start with the syrup from today
Doctor:Ok
User:thank you for the help
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:is her weight proper comparedto her age
Doctor:Yes,it is fine.
Doctor:I hope we have discussed regarding this last time we had a chat
Doctor:Do you have any more queries for me?
User:no..thank you
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor