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Baby having cough, congestion in chest and fever. Giving ignoment and relent syrup. Any suggestions?

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Hello Doctor,
My Baby Boy is 11 months old and 9.2 kgs weight and having a slight cough congestion in his chest and fever 102. Local Doctor sufgested Ignoment 3.3g/ 30ml and Relent Syrup 5ml once a day and maintain the tempreture by using Crocin every 4 hrs for 5 days.
Posted Fri, 9 Nov 2012 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Hema Yadav 6 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
Relent syrup contains cetrizine and ambroxol that can be given as twice daily dose for relief of mild cough cold.
I assume that there is a spelling error regarding the name of the antibiotic ( ignoment ) which is most likely a combination of amoxicillin and clavulunic acid and is given as twice daily dose for five days .
For fever crocin syrup can be given 5 ml every 6 hourly and it need not be given for five days if fever is controlled in about three days .
Every doctor has a choice of medicines after considering individual case and as of now the treatment seems appropriate .
I would recommend you continue the treatment for five days and he should be fine by then .
However if the symptoms persist after 5 days then as per his age I would recommend you to get him reevaluated , investigated ( cbc ,mp blood test, X-ray etc) and start antihistamine anti cough syrups containing chlorpheniramine and ambroxol - terbutaline combinations ( like sinarest , tuspel plus etc ) and start alternative antibiotic like azithromycin .

Meanwhile you should give him plenty of water and a balanced diet for faster recovery.
Your doctor might prescribe multivitamin zinc supplements if needed to aid recovery( zincovit , Ato z etc as once daily dosage )

Hope I have answered your query.
Wishing him a speedy recovery.

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