Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
194 Doctors are Online

Child suffering from cough and cold. Taking maxtra. Suggest the treatment?

Feb 2013
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 3176 Questions
My son 4.5 years of age weight 21 kg, gets cough and cold frequently in bangalore, we are giving him maxtra that is not helping much, consultation with pediatrician say, he is suffering from any disease, cold and cough is common across kid of this age. Please suggest medicine for cold and cough
Posted Fri, 6 Sep 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. E Venkata Ramana 19 hours later
Brief Answer:
Cold and cough are common around this age.

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Cold and cough is common complaints in children below the age of 6 years because of frequent exposure to common pathogens such as viruses and allergens.

As the age grows, the frequency of these episodes of cold and cough decrease because of acquisition of resistance to the pathogens.

Frequent cold and cough may be due to cold weather in sensitive children.

For cold, you can continue Maxtra syrup as prescribed by your pediatrician.

For cough, you can give a cough syrup containing mucolytic agent such as Ambrodil in prescribed dose.

If there is wheezing on clinical examination, bronchodilator containing syrups such as Ascoril expectorant or Ambrodil-S may be required.

As these are prescribed medication, you need consultation with the pediatrician for clinical examination and to prescribe appropriate medication for his cold and cough.

Hope I have answered your query, if you have any clarification please let me know.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Pediatrician

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor