Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

146 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

How can cold and sinus be treated while on Sinarest and Plectranthus amboinicus?

Answered by
Dr. Diptanshu Das


Practicing since :2005

Answered : 3728 Questions

Posted on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 in General Health
Question: My 20 month old daughter with weight 14.5 kg is having cold from couple of day, no fever. Her nose is blocked and we can feel it when she is breathing especially while sleeping.

We had given her one dose of Sinarest yesterday morning and Plectranthus amboinicus ayurvedic home made preparation yesterday night. She is not allowing us to put nasal drops. We have tried giving her steam as well.

Today afternoon while sleeping she started to cough and omitted mucus along with the food she ate. She is otherwise normal can see mucus coming out from her nose as well frequently.

Kindly suggest if any medication needed.
Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Try the nasal drops when there is a scope

Detailed Answer:

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Your daughter is possibly suffering from a viral infection. In such cases the respiratory secretions get thickened as cough and diluting them is the way out. Steam inhalation and saline nasal drops are thus the way out. Without those, it would be hard to relieve the nasal block. Rather than Sinarest I would prefer other antiallergics like Cetzine, Allegra or Atarax. Sinarest also contains paracetamol which is unnecessary unless there is fever at that point of time. I do not suppose that any other medicine is needed. You can continue Plectranthus amboinicus preparation. It is a succulent and therefore can help by improving hydration.

The nasal secretions can continue for the next few days. If the child is otherwise active there no cause for concern.

Dose mentioned

Detailed Answer:
Atarax Drops 1.2 ml is to be given thrice daily for the next few days.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das 24 minutes later
Thanks for the response doctor.

We will continue nasal drops and steam inhalation as suggested.

Kindly advise the dose and duration of Atarax drops for her weight and age.

She is 1.8 year old and her weight is 14.6 kg

One more question,

She don't allow us to put the nasal drops when she is awake. Can we put it while she is sleeping?
Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Can be given.

Detailed Answer:
You can put nasal drops while she is sleeping. You may also put nasal drops if nasal block seems to be bothersome while she is awake.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr. Diptanshu Das, Pediatrician
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on