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Suggest medication for cough & congestion in the chest

My daughter will be 4 months old on the 2 of December. I have noticed for the past 3 days that she is fussy. She has a cough that sounds like her congestion is moving to her upper respiratory system and she s sneezing more than usual. Her eyes have become watery and red rimmed. She s sleeping more than usual and not really into playtime. What do you think she has? A common cold? Or is something else?
Thu, 5 Sep 2019
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Hello,

Cough and cold are viral 95% of the times in children. For cold you can use anti-allergics like cetirizine and for nose block, saline nasal decongestants will do.

Paracetamol can be given in the dose of 15mg/kg/dose (max ceiling dose 500mg) every 4-6th hourly, that too only if fever is more than 100F. I suggest not using combination medicines for fever, especially with Paracetamol.

For cold, you can use Cetrizine at 0.25mg/kg/dose every 12 hourly for 3 days. For nasal block, plain saline nasal drops will do, every 4-6th hourly to relieve nasal congestion.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Sumanth Amperayani, Pediatrician, Pulmonology
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