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Child has frequent fever, running nose, cough. What to do?

Hello Dr, We stay in Vietnam. My daughter is 16 months old. Since three months , she is staying quiet sick. every 15 days either is down with fever ,running nose , severe cough . I know here the weather is not that good, but still what should i do, she also eats less. her wt is 9.5 kg, ht: 77 cms and birth wt: 3.2 kg Regards
Asked On : Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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Thank you for your query.

Though it is common for children to have repeated attack of upper respiratory tract infection quite frequently from about 12 months of age till about 3-4 years of age, it is always to better to get your daughter examined by a doctor to rule out any persistent cause of infection. I would suggest to get base line investigations done which include:
1. Hemogram
2. Urine routine
3. Blood sugar random

The anthropological parameters are alright for her age. Continue giving a good balance nutritious diet to your child.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.


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