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Treating severe cough and cold in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   iam.Dr.XXXXXX
Doctor :   Please post your query
User :   I have a son who is six month
User :   He has got sever cold & cough
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when?
User :   Since last 1 week
Doctor :   what is his weight?
Doctor :   Was he on any medicines?
User :   We having been giving him medicine as suggested by local doctor
User :   but with not much progrees
Doctor :   Is there no relief till now?
Doctor :   is the fever there everytime
User :   Not much relief from Cough
Doctor :   I would advise a blood test
User :   It was there earlier but not now
Doctor :   and an xray chest to rule out lung infection
Doctor :   as these children are prone to viral infections
Doctor :   I s he wheezing?
User :   Yes he is breathing heavily
User :   We could hear his breathing sound when he is sleeping
Doctor :   is his rate of breathing more than usual?
Doctor :   ok
User :   It's ok
Doctor :   that means there is sputum collection inside
User :   But i feel he is finding difficulty in breathing
User :   Any medicine you can suggest
User :   or it's advisable to show it to dctor
Doctor :   i would advise you to get a blood test and an xray done
Doctor :   as the first infection can be viral
Doctor :   then he can have superinfection with bacteria
Doctor :   that leads to symptoms again
Doctor :   most common ones are viruses in infants
Doctor :   and they need only supportive care
User :   Ok thanks Doctor will get the Blood test & X rays done
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with now?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting.....
Doctor :   Bye for now.........
User :   No Thanks..I will get back to you for your expert advise post the Blood test
User :   Good Bye
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Bye........
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