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Can Vicks vaporiser be used for a 19 months old baby?

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Posted on Thu, 28 Jul 2016
Question: hi,
my baby big is 19 months old ..today he is the first day of his cold...he is having watery running nose with sneeze ...and he does actions of vomiting as if something got stuck in throat ...this I noticed while having lunch he did and wen he opens his mouth and sleep he gets up disturbed and he vomited once..Right now m giving him sinarest AF 5ml and another doubt is can I use Vicks vaporiser to apply in chest ????
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Do not use Vicks vaporiser please

Detailed Answer:
Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic.
Cough and cold are viral 95% of the times in children. For cold you can use anti-allergics like cetirizine and for nose block, saline nasal decongestants will do. Paracetamol can be given in the dose of 15mg/kg/dose (max ceiling dose 500mg) every 4-6th hourly, that too only if fever is more than 100F. I suggest not using combination medicines for fever, especially with Paracetamol.

For cold you can use Cetrizine at 0.25mg/kg/dose every 12 hourly for 3 days. Sincerest AF also may be used.

For nasal block, plain saline nasal drops will do, every 4-6th hourly to relive nasal congestion.

Please do not use Vicks vaporizer to apply on the body or chest area as it contains camphor and is not to be used as if camphor gets absorbed through the skin it can result in seizures.

Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health.
Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (59 minutes later)
hi,
I am using sinarest AF ...can u give me the dosage details..today I gave him 5 ml...
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Suggestions on Sincerest AF Syrup and drops

Detailed Answer:
Hi.... the dose depends on whether you are using syrup formulation or drops.

I will suggest you both the dosages so that you can go ahead appropriately.

If it is syrup you can give 2.5 ml thrice a day for 3 days.

If it is drops you can give 0.25 ml thrice a day for 3 days.

As in your first query you have mentioned it as 5 ml, I assume that you are having syrup with you right now.

But this is only a suggestion and as this is a prescription drug you will need a physician's written prescription for this.

Happy to help any time. Please get back if you have any further query.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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Brief Answer: Do not use Vicks vaporiser please Detailed Answer: Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic. Cough and cold are viral 95% of the times in children. For cold you can use anti-allergics like cetirizine and for nose block, saline nasal decongestants will do. Paracetamol can be given in the dose of 15mg/kg/dose (max ceiling dose 500mg) every 4-6th hourly, that too only if fever is more than 100F. I suggest not using combination medicines for fever, especially with Paracetamol. For cold you can use Cetrizine at 0.25mg/kg/dose every 12 hourly for 3 days. Sincerest AF also may be used. For nasal block, plain saline nasal drops will do, every 4-6th hourly to relive nasal congestion. Please do not use Vicks vaporizer to apply on the body or chest area as it contains camphor and is not to be used as if camphor gets absorbed through the skin it can result in seizures. Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health. Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,