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Suggest remedies for severe cough and nasal congestion

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Dr. Rakhi Tayal

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Posted on Tue, 13 Sep 2016 in Pregnancy
Question: Hi,
My daughter is 2yrs 3months old. she was having cold and fever. I gave P-250(paracetamol) as directed and she is feeling better. But she is having severely cough and nose block now. Any suggestions?

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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 42 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Saline nasal drops and steam inhalation will help.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
A severe cough and nose block suggests an upper respiratory tract infection. Symptomatic relief can be found with use of
a) Steam inhalation using warm water and menthol three times a day for 3 days
b) Topical saline nasal drops - 2 drops instilled into each nostril- Nasivion saline drops will help.
c) Antihistamines- Like cetrizine syrup 2.5 ml once a day.
d) Avoiding dust and allergies
e) Adequate rest; proper nutrition and plenty of fluids.
In case the symptoms persist or there is a productive cough with sputum then oral antibiotics are needed after a direct examination by her pediatrician.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal

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