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9 month old having nasal catarrh with blocked nostrils, fever. History of asthma. Giving paracetamol. What else I can give?

Sir, My son of 9 months has got nasal catarrh with blocked nostrils especially during night and has running fever at 100.6* f average since last twenty hours. I have given him paracetamol 250mg @2.5ml/5-6 hrs. He is also blabbering and seems restless unless duly attended to. I have an antihistamine oral drop of Phenylephrine Hydrochloride and Chlorpheniramine Maleate composition. I also have one tablet of Montelukast Sodium with Lovocetrizine Dihydrochloride, which I do not give as the child has no asthmatic problems, only nasal congestion which I treat with saline water. Kindly advise.
Asked On : Thu, 15 Nov 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query,
Your baby is having fever and blocked nose ,symptoms of respiratory infection which is mostly viral and takes few days to settle.
I suggest you to continue with paracetamol till fever comes below 100F,for nasal congestion saline nasal drops to be continued,give warm fluids.
In case symptoms persist you must take your baby to pediatrician,as he needs to be evaluated for any associated symptom and treated accordingly.
Your baby will be fine
God bless
Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Amit Kumar's  Response
you are doing great till now and i would like you to continue with the same treatment for now as its like a viral upper respiratory infection that will subside on its own after taking its time, whether you treat it or not.
but you must be watchful of some danger signs like rapid respiration, high grade fever, excessive irritability or lethargy, refusal to feed etc and take urgent advice in these cases by your pediatrician.
you can use the cold medicine (oral drop you mentioned) if the nasal catarrh is much trouble some, in dosage prescribed by your doctor.
Answered: Thu, 15 Nov 2012
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