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What do you recommend for a child with intermittent cough? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Nov-2013
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Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 106 Questions
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hi Doctor
User:This is XXXXXXX XXXXXXX here
Doctor:Yes proceed with your question..
User:My 2 and a half year daughter has a mild cough sincce yesterday night
User:she is not having cold or fever
User:just intermittent coughing
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Please proceed with your query...
User:should i give her cough syrup
User:any recommended ones
Doctor:If the cough is occasional and very mild
Doctor:and if she has no associated symptoms
Doctor:I wouldn't recommend you to start cough syrup yet.
User:i see
Doctor:Keep her warm and covered.
Doctor:Give her plenty of fluids and encourage her to eat fruits and vegetables especially citrus fluids.
Doctor:Watch her condition.
User:sure i will take care of that
Doctor:You can contact a doctor nearby for medicines
Doctor:if she develops severe bout of cough, has reduced activity/play,
Doctor:is refusing to eat, or if she develops fever.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:no thanks doctor
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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