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Suggest treatment for cough and low grade fever

My 2 1/2 month old son has a cough, low fever, lost his voice, is congested but no runny nose. Just a mucusy clogged sounding cough and tears when he coughs. Very tired and can t sleep unless very elevated.
Mon, 8 Jan 2018
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Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic.
Cough and cold are viral 95% of the times in children. For cold (AT THIS AGE) you can use saline nasal decongestants.

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.

Do not use any other medicines. Not safe and not licensed at this age.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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