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Is Alerid syrup intake safe for a baby?

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Posted on Mon, 23 Jun 2014
Question: hi, my baby boy is 6 month old and he is suffering from cold nd cuff doctor precribed alerid syrup is it safe when he is only 2 month he suffer from nemoniya and doc gave him injections .i m very worry about him usually he always suffer from cuff
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Answered by Dr. Prashant Mahajan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
yes

Detailed Answer:
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Welcome to the healthcaremagic
Syp alerid is recommended above six months.So if given in recommended dosage then it is safe.Sign of pneumonia is high grade fever and not cold.
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Follow up: Dr. Prashant Mahajan (1 hour later)
Sir what medicin in cuff gave him
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Answered by Dr. Prashant Mahajan (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
depends on type of cough

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for review.

Medicine for cough depends on the type of cough and associated physical findings. If cough is mild then I would not give any medicine. But if it is moderate then bronchodialator syrup will be required.
I would avoid giving chlorpheniramine containing syrup as they dry up secretions.

Cough in infants normally takes 7-8 days to go. Can you describe the cough - dry or is there sputum production?

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Prashant Mahajan (13 hours later)
Yes sir he is suffer from dry cuff and khassi not mild cold tixylix cough is it k for him
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Answered by Dr. Prashant Mahajan (47 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
no

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for review
Tixylix is cough suppressant. Ideally cough suppressant should be avoided in 6 month child.
If he doesn't have khassi then saline nasal drops only will do for cold
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Is Alerid syrup intake safe for a baby?

Brief Answer: yes Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to the healthcaremagic Syp alerid is recommended above six months.So if given in recommended dosage then it is safe.Sign of pneumonia is high grade fever and not cold. Happy to help you Best regards