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Suggest remedies for cough, running nose and ketones in urine of a child

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Posted on Tue, 17 May 2016
Question: my six year old son has ketones ++ and pus cells 0-1/h.p.f. and epithelial cells 0-1/h.p.f.he is complaining of cough and running nose.
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Give cough syrup, do sugar levels

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to hcm.

Both things are unrelated.
Ketones in urine can be present if child has diabetes or infection.
While pus cells and epithelial cells are normal so we have to do a blood sugar level to rule out diabetes.
For cough and running nose you can give a cough syrup like chericof three times a day for 3 days.
Review with blood sugar report.
I hope this will help you.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Patel (19 minutes later)
urine test shows sugar nil
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Sugar in urine comes at later period

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

We want to rule out diabetes and for this we need blood sugar levels.
In diabetes, in early stages only ketones are present in urine and at a later stage sugar can be present in urine.
It's better to rule out diabetes at an early age if urine report shows ketones and for this we need blood sugar levels.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Patel (22 hours later)
DEAR SIR,
Blood sugar report shows fasting 64 and pp 96,moreover c.b.c report also uploaded
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Blood sugar report is normal

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have seen all the reports that you have attached.
Only ketones are present in urine.
Blood sugar report is also normal.
Ketones in urine can be present primarily in diabetes but some other conditions can also have ketones in urine like acute illness, prolonged vomiting, anorexia, hyperthyroidism etc.
I think that this ketones in urine is due to illness only.
Once illness gets corrected, it should also correct.
Repeat urine culture after 1 week.
Take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
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Brief Answer: Give cough syrup, do sugar levels Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to hcm. Both things are unrelated. Ketones in urine can be present if child has diabetes or infection. While pus cells and epithelial cells are normal so we have to do a blood sugar level to rule out diabetes. For cough and running nose you can give a cough syrup like chericof three times a day for 3 days. Review with blood sugar report. I hope this will help you. Take care.