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Child having cough, no fever, runny nose, yellow discharge from eye. Giving zyrtec. What to do?

Hi my baby is 7 months old, he is wheezing , has a deep chesty cough( it sometimes sounds like a bark), but no fever. He has a runny nose and his eyes are expelling yellow discharge. His pediatrician thinks it s allergies and has asked me to give him zyrtec and nebulize him thrice a day. He is having immense trouble breathing and cries every time I try try to make him lie down. What do I do?!?!
Asked On : Fri, 25 May 2012
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Child could be suffering from allergy or could be having bronchiolitis. Beside giving him antiallergics and nebulization, give him a course of antibiotics also to cover up any superadded bacterial infection as children can take a course for worse in no time. Maintain the humidity around him as symptoms worsen in dry air. If required he may be given steroids as a very short course to tide over the acute phase.
Answered: Sat, 26 May 2012
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