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What causes dry cough in a child?

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my daughter 5 yrs old is having dry cough ..she is coughing heavily..
Posted Fri, 24 Nov 2017 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel 54 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Start cough syrup

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to HCM. Can understand your concerns.

Dry cough can occur in viral infection, or upper respiratory tract infection.

Start a cough syrup like chericof 5 ml three times a day for 3 days. If there is no improvement in 24 hours then probably antibiotics will be required.

I hope this will help you.
Take care.
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Follow-up: What causes dry cough in a child? 26 minutes later
sir we have XXXXXXX syrup ,shall we continue the same
Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel 36 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Chericof will be better

Detailed Answer:
Welcome once again.

Chericof syrup will be better, it would help more if you use chericof syrup.

Take care.
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