Hi Doctor, My daughter is 3.5 years old. She ia
Could be a simple viral upper respiratory illness and worm infestation
Hi...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.
For nasal block, plain saline nasal drops will do, every 4-6th hourly to relive nasal congestion.
the teeth grinding is called sleep bruxism and this could be a manifestation of worm infestation.
You can give for albendazole 400 MG 1 tablet today and another tablet after 10 days which is available as over the counter.
Best regards - Dr Sumanth Amperayani