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Suggest treatment for cough, fever and running nose

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Posted on Fri, 13 Mar 2015
Question: We recently travelled to our home town and back by car (600 km one way). On return initially my daughter had only minor running nose and little cough. Today my wife had heavy runnign nose, cold, heavyness, body ache and cough and by the evening my daughter also had cough, fever of 100.5. Please let me know what medicine should i give my daughter and wife?
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Viral illness

Detailed Answer:
Hi....
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.

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 or runny nose 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.

Similar treatment can be taken by your wife too but in adult doses.

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.
Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (29 minutes later)
Thanks doctor for your advice, please let me OTC medicine which i can give to my child preferably if few has these in combination as that would ensure i dont give overdose. Like Sinarest or Timinic?
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please mention the weights

Detailed Answer:
Hi...all medicines are to be given only according toweight and age.

Kindly mention the ages and weights of your spouse and kid.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (15 minutes later)
Misbah (daughter) Weight is 13 kg, age 2 year 2 months
Anjum (wife) weight is 64 kg, age 30 year.

Please advice OTC medicine and dosage
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Medicines suggested

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

If I were your children's doctor I will suggest the following:

For daughter -
Cold - Syrup Xyzal 5ml once a day for 3 days.
Nose block - Nasivion-s saline nasal drops 1 drop in each nostril every 6th hourly.
Fever - Syrup P-250 3.5ml every 4-6th hourly only if temperature is more than 100F.

For adult -
Cold - Tablet Xyzal 5mg once a day for 3 days.
Nose block - Otrivin nasal drops 1 drop in each nostril every 8th hourly.
Fever - Tablet P-500 1 tablet every 4-6th hourly only if temperature is more than 100F.

But kindly note that none of the cold medicines are over the counter.

Regards
Dr. Sumanth
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (15 hours later)
What medicine should we give for Cough? Will anti-allergic will help for cough also or we need to give additional medication for cough ?
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Cough - suggestions

Detailed Answer:
Hi...

For cough -
Kid - Syrup Phenergan 3.5ml twice a day for 3 days
Adult - Syrup Phenergan 5ml thrice a day for 3 days

I wish your kid and wife a speedy recovery. If you need any future medical consultation and suggestions, I will be glad to help. You can approach me at the following link. In this way even in health care magic you can follow up always with a single doctor. Please find the link below -

www.healthcaremagic.com/doctors/dr-sumanth-amperayani/67696

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Brief Answer: Viral illness Detailed Answer: Hi.... 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. 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 or runny nose 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. Similar treatment can be taken by your wife too but in adult doses. 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. Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,