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Child having diarrhoea, cough, nasal congestion, acid reflux. Taken medicine for virus. Advice?

My 4 month old has diarrhea for over 10 days now. Just recently in the past few days he has developed a cough . Last weekend (he had fever) I took him to a walk in clinic & the dr checked hI m out & said it was prob a virus & just needed to run it s course. Then 2 days later I called his pediatrician and the nurse said it prob just needed to run it s course & could take up to 10 days... Well here we are on the 10th day & still has diarrhea & now a pretty good cough & nasal congestion . What should I do? I m substituting water & putting 3 oz of water with 3 oz of pedialite & mixing with his formula. I also have to mix cereal really thick like mustard in his bottle because he has acid reflux & can t keep anything down that s not thick... Just so you know details! Please help!
Asked On : Wed, 6 Jun 2012
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Thanks for your query
i can feel your concerns
put normal saline(salinase) drops in his nose.steam inhalation is also effective.
give him more feed and ORS.Viral illness usually recover in 10-14 days.if symptoms persist give him metronidazole and probiotics after consulting your doctor
take good care of his hygiene and proper cleaning of his feeding bottles

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wishing hima speedy recovery
Answered: Tue, 11 Jun 2013
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