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Baby having continuous cough, cold. Taking Cheston, T-Minic, Cerzin, Delcon. No relief. Treatment?

Hi, My son is going to be 1 year next week, he s suffering from cough(dry cough) & cold , he coughs & coughs and finally brings out flem and also there s some kinda noise from his chest like a chest cold, from the time he s born...everytime i go to the pedi i tell them about it they say not to worry and he has no cold in his chest and it will go wen he s growing..i give him Cheston, T-Minic but nothing friend suggested me Cerzin & Delcon, i just gave it to him now , can you please suggest something for him for his cold and cough, its very difficult and painfull to see him suffer like this. Thank You. Shilpa Johnson
Asked On : Mon, 13 Aug 2012
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Hi Shilpa,

I would suggest that you follow your doctor's advise . Please give your child medication as advised by his paediatrician. Also, the doctor has ruled out the possibility of a chest infection, so don't worry.

However, I know it is difficult and heart breaking to watch your child in distress. One possibilty is post nasal drip which causes the cold & secretions to trickle down the throat ,thereby causing cough. You could try applying a little vicks on his chest. Make the baby lie on his left or right side. You could try giving the baby a little honey mixed with a pinch of pepper powder. All these measures might help reduce the cough.

You might also want to try steam inhalation along with your child. Please be careful.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan
Answered: Mon, 13 Aug 2012
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