Suggest treatment for persistent cough and cold

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Posted on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: my son is 8 months old. he has constant problem of getting cough and cold. we have been visiting doctors very regularly. mostly doctors have advised mucolite, kufril ls, and sometimes even suggested anti biotic. now after the medicine is given the cough goes off but again re-appears in 1 week. we take all the necessary precautions to keep him out of cold. precaution such as putting cap, drying him properly after bath, covering body properly in clothes as he has already started to crawl in the ground. we wanted to understand if this problem can be deep rooted problem of either immunity. Also can you also suggest effective medicine for combating cough.
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Answered by Dr. Krunal Karade 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
your son might be having chronic adenoiditis

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
Thanks for the query.

I have read your query, reviewed your medications and understand your concern.

As per your clinical history, it appears that your son might be having chronic adenoiditis which common in this age group. Chronic adenoiditis can cause recurrent cough & cold.

If I were your treating doctor, I would advice you
Steam Inhalation twice daily &
Saline nasal spray .

I would also like to do Investigation like X Ray Nasopharynx- lateral view to confirm adenoiditis.

Hope this information helpful to you .If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.
Regards.

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