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Date : 12-Sep-2014
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User:doc this is regarding my child
User:he has had a bad cough and cold
Doctor:How old is he?
User:and he is on medication from telerady
User:he is 7 yrs old
User:is it alright to give him a bath
Doctor:Does he has fever?
User:have only been changing his clothes
User:for the past few days
Doctor:What about fever?
User:he has had a slight temperature on and off
User:today he seems ok without temp
User:i will give u a list of the medicines that he is on
Doctor:You can give him bath with hot water
User:prescribed by doc
User:montair chewys
User:we visit telerady
Doctor:You continue the medication
User:the uri is brocharpastic cough
Doctor:This is right treatment
Doctor:is the cough wet or dry?
User:lke his chest would break
Doctor:Levolin will help him for cough
User:anything about his diet
User:i have included a lot of honey
Doctor:Give him warm water to drink
User:as prescribed by the doc
User:and tea too
Doctor:ok you can give honey
User:as it gives him relief
Doctor:you can give hot fluids like soup
Doctor:do not give cold items and avoid exposure to cold whether
User:he has not been to school for almost a week
User:and will go back only next week
Doctor:Avoid oily and spicy food which irritates throat
Doctor:ok,you can send school once he feels better
User:what items can i include
User:to brief u
Doctor:You can give soft food with vegetables
User:he is a child with excema
User:and cannot have milk
Doctor:give fruits
User:yesterday i gave him chappati with amaranth leaves and dhal curry with veg
User:he loves idlis and dosas
Doctor:ok you can give any kind of health food but avoid oily and spicy
User:no outside food right
Doctor:whatever he wants to eat you can give him other than cold items
Doctor:yes,you are right
User:because he had idli from XXXXXXX yesterday
User:and today he has runny nose
Doctor:I would suggest nasal saline drops like naso clear or rhino clear
Doctor:instil 2 drops in each nostril 5-6 times a day and before bed also
Doctor:you can give him steam inhalation 3 times a day for 15 minutes
Doctor:it helps him for cold and cough
User:he is not on antibiotics
User:as he was on it durin the first week of this month
User:i am just hoping his cough is nothing major
User:he is otherwise an active child
Doctor:currently no need to take any antibiotics unless he is having high fever and persist symptoms for 2-3 days
User:he is not suffering from breathlessness or anything
Doctor:then need not worry
User:yeah but get worked up as he has not been to school for so long
Doctor:Cough and cold is common in child duet whether cahnges
Doctor:no worries. child health is important than school right?
Doctor:give him always healthy food,it will improve his immunity power
User:thanks doc
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:nothing at the moment
User:where is ur clinic
User:in case we want to meet u
Doctor:I am sorry, as per the policy I cannot meet you personally, however you can write to me with your details at YYYY@YYYY referring my name, I shall reply you ASAP.
User:i will
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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