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Suggest treatment for severe cough, sneezing and chest congestion

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: My baby is 3.5 months old and she is suffering from severe cough and sneezing can also be seen. I am giving Refzil antibiotic 2ml twice a day and 1 ml wikoryl.. is it safe?? this is third time she is having chest infection.. pls suggest
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Answered by Dr. Sabyasachi Das (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Dont give antibiotics unless there is fever

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting in health care magic.

The Sign of infection is fever, unless there is fever above 100F don't use antibiotics. repeated use of antibiotics is not good for babies.

If she is having repeated cough and sneezing the chances of allergy in your baby is more than infection. If any of you parents have allergic tendency the chances increases even more.

Unless there is fever use Maxtra Drop 0.5 ml thrice daily only. the symptoms will go away gradually.

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Follow up: Dr. Sabyasachi Das (23 hours later)
I am giving Maxtra drops now, cough is still there and she is not drinking milk at all, can I give XXXXXXX warm water or can nebulize her, if yes please give name for nebulizing capsules.
Dr. could you please also confirm what kind of allergy it can be cold and cough? or it can be anything, as I'm suffering from allergy after my delivery (body rash,itchy skin, red skin) will this effect my baby.

if there is a chance of allergy more than a infection, how it can be cured?
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Answered by Dr. Sabyasachi Das (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Allergy will reduce with age.

Detailed Answer:
Giving Maxtra drop is enough. Please dont worry much as these will gradually go away with increasing age.

Nebulisation will definitely decrese the symptoms. You can use them. LEVOLIN RESPULES 0.31 three times daily for 3 days is a good drug for nebulisation

The baby may be allergic in the form of mild asthma.

Allergy is genetically transmitted and direct contact with your allergy will not harm.

50-70 % cases resolves with increasing age and if required continue treatment for months.

Thank you.
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Brief Answer: Dont give antibiotics unless there is fever Detailed Answer: Thanks for posting in health care magic. The Sign of infection is fever, unless there is fever above 100F don't use antibiotics. repeated use of antibiotics is not good for babies. If she is having repeated cough and sneezing the chances of allergy in your baby is more than infection. If any of you parents have allergic tendency the chances increases even more. Unless there is fever use Maxtra Drop 0.5 ml thrice daily only. the symptoms will go away gradually. thank you