question-icon

My 2.8 year old daughter had fever , runny nose

default
Posted on Sun, 17 Mar 2019
Question: My 2.8 year old daughter had fever, runny nose and cold 10 days back and we took her to paediatrician and the doctor gave Alerid 5ml once daily at night for 7 to 10 days, Calpol 5ml only when fever is above 100*F and nasal drops. She recovered from fever very next day itself but cold is still there. We have given Alerid for 7 days and then stopped. Today she started coughing from morning and it is more at night while she is sleeping. We have again given her Alerid 5ml again at night.

Kindly advise if she need any other medication for the cold and cough.

Also, she seems to have worms in her stomach and shows symptoms of itchiness near her anus. There are small white germs coming out as well. Her last deworming done in first week of October, 2018 and it is not 6 months yet. Please advise if we can give her Zentel 10ml suspension again?
default
Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das (8 minutes later)
My daughter's weight is 16 kg
doctor
Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Possibly a viral infection.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for using the Ask a Doctor service.

I have gone carefully through the details and understand your concern. Most often such episodes are due to some viral infections and usually they have an allergic component associated. Irrespective of treatment it usually spontaneously resolves in 5-7 days. Treatment is supportive and usually comprises of antiallergic medication like Alerid, and saline nasal drops for blocked nose.

You need to give steam inhalation to your child. It helps in reducing the congestion and thereby the cough. Just sit with the child on your lap and place the source of steam before you. The water vapor will be in the air and automatically the child will breathe it in. Water vapor will reach deep inside and would help in diluting the cough and thus would provide relief.

If your child is otherwise active and playful, I would not be concerned. If not, it would be a good idea to visit a doctor and to get the child evaluated. If the respiratory rate is greater than or equal to 50 breaths/min you would need to take her to a doctor for the possibility of underlying pneumonia. If the rate is lesser, you need not worry.

You can feel free to give Zentel again for deworming. No problems with that.

I hope that I could clear your doubts. Usually the symptoms resolve in a week or so.

Feel free to write back.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das (9 hours later)
Thanks for the response. We will follow your advise on the cold and cough.

For Zentel, it is still 4.5 months since we have given her last dose of 10ml. Please reconfirm if this can be given now or should we wait till 6 months for the next dose.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (17 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No need to wait

Detailed Answer:
If you think that the child has a worm infestation, feel free to give Zentel. No need to wait.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das (10 hours later)
Sure. We have given her the medicine today.
One of my friend told that they have given Zental 10ml and repeated the 10ml again after 2 weeks as per their doctor’s advise to complete deworm their daughter and she is almost of same age as my daughter. Is it advised to do so?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Yes, the same is to be done in case of your daughter.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Diptanshu Das

Pediatrician

Practicing since :2005

Answered : 3828 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
My 2.8 year old daughter had fever , runny nose

My daughter's weight is 16 kg