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Cold, cough and fever, loss of weight. Taken telekast. Serious?

hi, my child is 1 1/5 yrs she gets cold , cough and fever once in month and it will last to 8 to 10 days after treated with antioboitic, is these normal in growing child or its serious condition? What could be the reason for presisting sickness and how to prevent it. My doctor said that she is allergic and is treating with Telekast-L kid 1 every night. is that ok to continue. She loos weigth in that time and for her age she is under weight . advice for weight grow
Asked On : Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician, Critical Care 's  Response
Welcome to healthcaremagic.

Cold-cough are very common in first 5-6 years of life, especially during winter months. However, the frequency you are mentioning - once a month and fever lasting for 8-10 days is unusual.

Telekast-L kid contains 2 different types of anti-allergic medications - Montelukast and LevoCetirizine. You have not mentioned how long have you been giving Telekast-L tablet.

I feel she has lost weight due to frequency of fever, cough and cold she has been getting. Once, it gets in control - she should gain weight.

Has she ever had any blood tests/xrays done? Does she get frequent skin infection or loose stools?

She should be given all healthy, home-made food you are having in your family at this age group. You can try balanced meals like cerelac formulas, egg if you eat egg in your household, milk etc.

Please discuss with your doctor (Paediatrician) if your daughter needs any laboratory testing for frequent infections and poor weight gain.

All the best

Dr Tejas Shah

Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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