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Posted on Wed, 11 Feb 2015 in Child Health
Question: My 21 months old daughter has been suffering from cold..it was running nose
we used alaspan and the flum from nose thickened

now she has a nasal congestion...breathing air from mouth
we are using nasoclear...at that time she sneezes heavily and flum gets out

pls advise what needs to be done now
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Answered by Dr. Irshad H Naqvi 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
steam inhalation,decongestant medicine

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear
Welcome to the HCM,
Baby is suffering with respiratory tract infection which often leads to nasal blockage because of secretions.
Saline nasal drops frequently to be poured in both the nares for effective clearing of mucus.
If still with saline nasal drops mucus in not able to cleared then other nasal drops also can be used like xylometazoline 0.5% ( nasivion pediatrics nasal drops).
some decongestant antihistaminic oral syrups like (sinarest syrup) also to be given for the relief of cold symptoms.
If the fever or cough gradually increases then one can think of adding some relevant antibiotic with the consultation of your pediatrician.
Steam inhalation frequently helps in relieving the symptoms up to some extent.
Hope the query is answered..
Please feel free for further clarification.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Irshad H Naqvi 2 days later
Thanks Doctor

Will otrivin pediatric drops are same as nasivion pediatric drops?
if yes can i use them? or nasivion is best to treat nasal congestion?

pls specify the drops in each nostril
doctor
Answered by Dr. Irshad H Naqvi 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
same

Detailed Answer:
Hi Dear
Both are same .Difference is only of brand. You can get it by local doctor prescription.
TWO DROPS PER NOSTRIL SHOULD SUFFICE.
IT CAN BE POURED 2 HOURLY OR SOS BASIS.
THANKS
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju
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