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My 4-year-old kid has cold and nasal congestion with no fever. What should I do now?

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Answered by

Dr. Payas Joshi

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Vinodhini J.

Published At March 27, 2020
Reviewed AtDecember 19, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

A 4-year-old kid of weight 33 lbs is having a general cold for almost three months. Sometimes cough, and nasal congestion. Otherwise, he is fine. He has no fever or weakness.

Answered by Dr. Payas Joshi


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern for your child. As you told me, this is happening for long. And there is no fever, it seems to be some allergic condition. Are you still bottle feeding the kid? Is there any difficulty in breathing? Any sounds or snoring while breathing or sleeping? Give syrup Maxtra (Chlorpheniramine) one teaspoon thrice a day for five days. Nasal drop Xylomist P (Xylometazoline) one drop in both nostrils twice a day for three days.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

No bottle feeding, and no difficulty in breathing. No snoring. But he is always sweating while sleeping starts even in the winter season.

Answered by Dr. Payas Joshi


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I would recommend to get a chest x-ray done if cough persists later, once this Covid-19 settles. Until then you give this medication.

I hope this helps.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Payas Joshi
Dr. Payas Joshi


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