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What medicine can I give for a baby suffering from cold? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 27-Dec-2013
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User:hello doctor goodmorning
Doctor:Good morning.
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:my baby boy who is 8 months 12 days old is suffering from cold for past couple of days..
Doctor:Proceed with your question.
Doctor:Are you there?
User:we went to nearby clinic, but no use with those medicines..
User:we used otrivan as well
User:there is lot of mucous coming his nose..
User:and we are able to hear some noises while breathing
User:cough was also there, but now he is not coughing much..
User:except cold problem..
User:plz tell the right medicine dr.
Doctor:Is he having fever?
Doctor:May I know what medicines were prescribed to him at the clinic?
User:nasomist and
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:and at times he is rubbing his eyes a lot dr.
Doctor:Your son is probably suffering with allergy or a viral infection.
Doctor:Both these condition are self resolving
Doctor:and medicines given are to reduce symptoms alone.
Doctor:This condition takes it time to resolve.
Doctor:Some children have these symptoms for 3-5 days,
Doctor:some have them for more than a week.
Doctor:Rekoryl is a good medication which you should continue as per doctors advice.
Doctor:Avoid otrivin.
Doctor:The noise you hear from breathing is due to blocked nose.
User:rekoryl is for cough na dr
User:s s
User:last night he was unable to breathe through his nose..
User:because of mucus..
Doctor:You can use nasomist into both nostrils
Doctor:that should clear the blocked mucous and help him breathe better.
Doctor:Rekoryl has both cough relieving as well as nasal congestion relieving properties.
Doctor:please continue as advised by your doctor.
Doctor:If his congestion doesn
Doctor:*doesn't improve in the next 3-4 days or
Doctor:if he develops severe cough again and high fever
Doctor:report back to his pediatrician for antibiotics.
User:ok dr.
Doctor:At this point of time, the medicines prescribed is good. You will have to give it some more time.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:he is not showing any interest in eating too, we are forcefully feeding him..
User:and what kind of food we should give him regularly to develop immune system..
Doctor:If this is a recent symptom after the illness, it will improve.
Doctor:But I think
Doctor:you are talking about general low appetite.
User:yes dr..
Doctor:All children at this age make a fuss about eating.
Doctor:They wish to play rather than eat.
Doctor:You need to try different methods to feed him. Play with him while feeding. Change his food after a week.
Doctor:Add new products gradually.
Doctor:In addition to this
Doctor:I also suggest my patients to use zincovit and vitamin A drops until he is 1 year old.
User:vitamin A drops?
Doctor:If you aren't giving any, you can use zincovit drops and arbivit drops (1ml once a day) regularly for the next 2-3 months.
User:can i get this with same name?
Doctor:Vitamin A is available as arbivit drops.
Doctor:you can check at the nearest pharmacy.
Doctor:If his appetite is too low
Doctor:and if he is refusing to eat
Doctor:despite plenty of changes and trials
Doctor:you can consult his pediatrician for evaluation.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:No doctor..
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
User:thank you very much..
Doctor:Bye for now.
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