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Date : 29-Nov-2014
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User:My daughter XXXX is 7 years old;
User:she has mild cough, running noise (not heavy)
User:and she had fever last night.
User:We have given calpol
User:continues to cough
User:looks like throat infection
User:any anti-biotic necessary?
Doctor:is she having fever curently?
Doctor:Is cough associated with sputum?
User:no fever since midnight
User:only once it had come...
User:yes cough is associated with sputum
Doctor:Not necessary currently, wait for 3 more days, if she is having continuous fever for 3-4 days then better take her to doctor to start antobiotics
Doctor:I suggest NASOCLEAR nasal saline drops , instill 2 drops in each nostril as many as times like every 2 hours
Doctor:and give steam inhaltion
Doctor:Ask her to do salt water gargles thrice a day
Doctor:avoid cold food
Doctor:avoid spicy food
Doctor:you can give throat lozenges like Strepsils
Doctor:repeat calpol when she gets fever
User:Thank you
Doctor:And I also suggest Cetrizine 5 mg once a day for 3 days
User:this is for what purpose?
Doctor:this is antihistamine which is used for running nose and cold
User:sounds like a plan.
User:Thank you for your advice
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:None. Excellent advice. TQ
Doctor:If she feels drowsy with cetrizine , make it 2.5 mg twice a day
User:ok sure
Doctor:Thank you
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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