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Baby having catarrh. Having dry, chesty cough. Piriton syrup effective?

Please what is the safety as well as efficacy of piriton syrup in treating a very dry chesty cough of a ten month old baby also having catarrh . Infact the whole famiLy are presently having that type of cough. A doctor wanted to nebulise the baby because baby s chest is conjested but I refused to because I feeL that should be a last resort in decongesting the chest and not the first option.also the baby has been nebulised before when suffering from a cough and cold and I just wanted the baby s chest decongested. I hear one or two more nebulisations can make the baby s lungs dependent on drugs to be decongested. I recently started using Silberbird eucalyptus oil .B.Pas aninhaler to reduce d coughs.
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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in adult chest congestion is not as common as children because of larger airways in adult while in children chest congestion is common .during congestion most of children need nebulization . and nebulization did not baby habitual for need of recurrent nebulization . nebulization lead to direct entry of drug into air way and is more effective , less side effect and less cost of medicine burden

dr vivek
Answered: Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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