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Suggest treatment for productive cough in a 1 year old

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Posted on Fri, 13 May 2016
Question: 1 year old has a very bad flemmy cough. have been giving him Mucospect. no fever as yet, but concerned about the cough, been a week now and it seems to be getting worse. would he need anti biotic or should we do the nebulise.
what's the best if nebuliser I have pulmicort, or Dublin or ampoule of adrenalin.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (37 minutes later)
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Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

The chest needs to be examined by a pediatrician to gauge the respiratory distress. If there is enough evidence on clinical exam then x ray chest, complete blood count and ESR can be advised. The investigations and clinical picture together can decide upon the initiation of antibiotics.

Meanwhile, steam inhalation, pulmicort inhaler, should be fine. Carbocysteine plus promethazine combination syrup is very good for cough.

Do not use adrenalin.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107

Dr. M.S. Khalil
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (4 minutes later)
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Most welcome

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you are most welcome.

wishing you best of health

Dr M.S Khalil
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Explained Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern The chest needs to be examined by a pediatrician to gauge the respiratory distress. If there is enough evidence on clinical exam then x ray chest, complete blood count and ESR can be advised. The investigations and clinical picture together can decide upon the initiation of antibiotics. Meanwhile, steam inhalation, pulmicort inhaler, should be fine. Carbocysteine plus promethazine combination syrup is very good for cough. Do not use adrenalin. Wishing you best of health Thanks Let me know if you have any query Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107 Dr. M.S. Khalil