What does greenish mucous discharge when suffering from fever and cold indicate?
Doctor is it the Ascoril Plus that is elevating or increasing the cough or is it the right medicine for cough. Should we continue with the same? Doctor please suggest the best treatment or medicine for this problem so that she can sleep easily in the night
Looks like a recovering viral cough
Hi....its very common for greenish mucoid secretions to come while a kid is recovering from viral illness.
Cough and cold are viral 95% of the times in children. For cold you can use anti-allergics like cetirizine and for nose block, saline nasal decongestants will do. Paracetamol can be given in the dose of 15mg/kg/dose (max ceiling dose 500mg) every 4-6th hourly, that too only if fever is more than 100F. I suggest not using combination medicines for fever, especially with Paracetamol.
For cold you can use Cetrizine at 0.25mg/kg/dose every 12 hourly for 3 days.
For nasal block, plain saline nasal drops will do, every 4-6th hourly to relive nasal congestion.
If cough is really bad...I suggest Promethazine... But its a prescription drug.
Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health.
Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,.
In medical history age was mentioned as 3
Hi.....you are right. I do not suggest using Promethazine for kids less than 3 years. But in the medical history it was mentioned as 3 years.
I feel she's recovering from a viral upper respiratory illness.
I suggest you use Cetrizine, Paracetamol and saline nasal drops as suggested in my previous interaction.
Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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