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Suggest remedy for dry cough in an infant with allergies

My 14 monthed baby have some alergies in her neck. Shegot irritated all the day. All the tymseems that she had a cough. But like dry cough she sounds hmm hmmmmhmmm like. Dont understand what is that. Is that any medicns side effect?. Before smtym doctr suggested to give her azithromycin. Wht is the cure. Please help me Pooja saini
Mon, 5 Oct 2015
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology 's  Response
Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic.
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 relive nasal congestion.

For severe dry cough you can use syrup Ascoril - D. This is a prescription drug and I suggest you approach your pediatrician for this.

Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health.
Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,
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