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Date : 26-Nov-2014
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Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Dr. XXXXXXX my daughter is suffering from cold from yesterday
User:she is 2.3 yrs old
User:we have given her Montair LC kid tablet
User:yesterday 1 andtoday morning 1
User:last nightshe cud not sleep well due to nose blockage
User:tried nasal drops also
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:sometimes yellow
User:but mostly colorless only
Doctor:Does she suffer with recurrent cold?
Doctor:Any other symptoms along with cold? like sore throat, fever?
User:no fever as yet
Doctor:Any children in neighbours or in family suffering with cold?
User:actually she has come from our hometown a month back
User:and here its was very cold past 2 days
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:You can give her sinarest syp three times a day.
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:then 5 ml should do.
Doctor:you can give her steam inhalation
User:shud we give anything else for fever
Doctor:sinarest will help in cold and fever
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
Doctor:Avoid cold and refrigerated food items
User:at night times how can we help her sleep better
Doctor:give only boiled water
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
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.
Doctor:If no improvement observed then she might need antibiotics
Doctor:yes, avoid acidic fruits
Doctor:Hope you have understood the measures mentioned.
User:yes..i will start with the syrup from today
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.
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