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Suggest Treatment For Recurrent Cold In A Child

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Posted on Wed, 9 Jul 2014
Question: My baby is 20 months old and almost every 2 weeks she got runny nose,What is the best to stop the runny nose, is zyrtec ok to take that long or any recomended?
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Viral cold/ allergy

Detailed Answer:
Hi.... Thank you for consulting in Health Care Magic.

Cold (recurrent) in this age group is usually viral 95% of the times or it could be because of nasal allergy. It takes 4-7 days to settle. Zyrtec contains Cetrizine & it comes in two strengths. I would like to know if you are using drops or syrup. Also get back with the weight of the kid, so that I can suggest you the dose & formulation.

If there is nose block you can put Nasivion-S saline nasal drops 1 drop in each nostril every 4-6th hourly.

For fever you can use Paracetamol at 15mg/kg/dose every 4-6th hourly if temperature is more than 100F.

Hope my answer was helpful for you. Happy to help anytime. Further clarifications and consultations on Health Care Magic are welcome.
Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (2 hours later)
She is 20 weeks olds and 9.5 kg , and she is premature baby, and regarding to Zyrtec I prefer drops. She has runny nose not blocked
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Formulation suggetions

Detailed Answer:
Hi...thanks for your trust in me.

A premature baby of 20 weeks cannot be 9.5 kilos. She should be 20 months old. If I am right...you can use the following suggestions -

1. ZYRTEC drops (10mg/ml) 0.25ml twice a day orally for 3 days

2. NASIVION-S saline nasal drops 1 drop in each nostril 4-6th hourly of nose is blocked.

3. CROCIN drops (100mg/ml) 1.4ml every 4-6th hourly orally and that too only if temperature is more than 100F.

If you need any future medical consultation and suggestions, I will be glad to help. You can approach me at the following link. Please find the link below.
www.healthcaremagic.com/doctors/dr-sumanth-amperayani/67696


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Suggest Treatment For Recurrent Cold In A Child

Brief Answer: Viral cold/ allergy Detailed Answer: Hi.... Thank you for consulting in Health Care Magic. Cold (recurrent) in this age group is usually viral 95% of the times or it could be because of nasal allergy. It takes 4-7 days to settle. Zyrtec contains Cetrizine & it comes in two strengths. I would like to know if you are using drops or syrup. Also get back with the weight of the kid, so that I can suggest you the dose & formulation. If there is nose block you can put Nasivion-S saline nasal drops 1 drop in each nostril every 4-6th hourly. For fever you can use Paracetamol at 15mg/kg/dose every 4-6th hourly if temperature is more than 100F. Hope my answer was helpful for you. Happy to help anytime. Further clarifications and consultations on Health Care Magic are welcome. Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).