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How Long Do TMINIC And HICET Take To Treat Running Nose And Sneezing?

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Posted on Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Question: Hi Doctor, My baby (completed 8 months old) is having a running nose (and sneezing sometimes) since yesterday night 10pm. We have given TMINIC yesterday night and HICET syrup -2.5 ml at 3:30pm today as advised by our doctor through phone. He still has running nose (white fluid ). Should we need wait for medication to take effect ?
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You can wait, because cold will take three four days to settle

Detailed Answer:
Hi.... you can wait, as usually cough and cold will take 3-4 days to settle. Unless the child is having fast breathing or respiratory distress you need not worry about nasal discharge or a runny nose.

I suggest you not to use multiple antihistaminics.

Use only Hicet as suggested by your pediatrician.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (43 minutes later)
thanks Doctor...we will continue hicet - 2.5 ml dosage every 12 hours. Right now, he doesn't have fever, but if he gets it, can we give p125 drops ..that's the medicine prescribed by our doctor for slight fever..if you have any suggestions for us, please let us know
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Suggestions on cough and cold

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.

For fever - 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.

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.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,
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How Long Do TMINIC And HICET Take To Treat Running Nose And Sneezing?

Brief Answer: You can wait, because cold will take three four days to settle Detailed Answer: Hi.... you can wait, as usually cough and cold will take 3-4 days to settle. Unless the child is having fast breathing or respiratory distress you need not worry about nasal discharge or a runny nose. I suggest you not to use multiple antihistaminics. Use only Hicet as suggested by your pediatrician. Regards - Dr. Sumanth