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Baby Cough

Coughs are the widely prevalent symptoms in infants, a healthy reflex that does not indicate a severe condition. Whooping cough, barky cough, nighttime cough, daytime cough, persistent cough, and cough associated with fever, vomiting, wheezing are the types of cough. Cough caused by viruses takes about two weeks to be cured. It is not recommended to use cough medicines in children below the age of six years without the advice of a practitioner.

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My 2 months baby suffer from cold and cough. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 2-month-old baby girl child is suffering from cold for the past four days. There is a very little bit of coughing occasionally. There are some wheeziness from the nose also. She is moving her neck very often to both sides. I used Mucolite drops eight drops BD, Etolin PD syrup - 1.5...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just want to know a few more information. Is your daughter feeding well? Does she sleep well? Did you notice any change in her breathing pattern like fast breathing? If she is feeding well, sleeps well and no breathing difficulty, then it is a simple common cold for ...  Read Full »

Nurofen is not helping with high fever. Is there any suggsetion?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2-year-old son has high fever since last night. I gave 5 ml of 100 mg Nurofen syrup. It helped but did not bring the fever fully down. He had another dose of syrup this morning, for the same issue. He has wet diapers, passed stools, ate a bit but not much, drinks water and is breas...  Read Full »


Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have gone through the blood investigation (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which is suggestive of viral fever with low thrombocytopenia (low platelet count). 1. From the history and investigation, it looks like a viral feve...  Read Full »

My daughter has a fever. Is Pediatrician consultation needed?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 6 years old and weighs about 52.91 to 55.11 lbs. She has been having throat pain and coughing and running a fever of 100.5 degrees Fahrenheit since yesterday. She got a throat infection from me. I consulted with my doctor and she gave me about one and a half teaspoons an...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please continue the same treatment as going on. An antibiotic like Augmentin may need to be added based on the clinical examination of the child (to see if it is required). Also, Ibugesic may be started to reduce the pain and inflammation (if any) based on the clinical ...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to nebulize the child frequently for cough?

Query: Hello doctor, My child is 4.5 years old and very often he suffers from coughing problem which increases as the days passes. This time doctor has given Atarex syrup 5 ml twice a day. I have given one dose but he was coughing badly whole day. Then he has suggested to nebulize him with Budecort 1 mg a...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. If your child has cough for so long time and he is also requiring nebulization, it means that your child has infection. Also, we need to rule out tuberculosis. I suggest you to do CBC with ESR, X-ray chest, Mantoux test to rule out ...  Read Full »

My 2.6 year old has cold, cough and sneezing. Will Levolin help in curing all these?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2.6 years old son is suffering from cold, cough, and sneezing from three days, and yesterday night, he developed a fever. I am giving him Levolin syrup 5 ml, and for fever, I had given Babygesic 1.5 ml. Is Levolin for both cold and cough, as well as sneezing?  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cough cold and fever could be due to viral infection, does your child have wheezing also? If no wheeze in the past I suggest you use any other antitussive medication for cough, Levolin (Levosalbutamol) is a bronchodilator used in cough associated with wheeze, so ...  Read Full »

Is it safe to stop feeding and start oxygen support in my baby who had breathing difficulty?

Query: Hello doctor,My baby is a preterm boy. His actual age is 7.5 months and corrected age is 4.5 months. Birth weight was 34.29 oz and his current weight is 12.35 lbs, drinking man-pro around 3.33 oz, 5 to 6 times a day. Since the last 10 days, he has also started on semisolid food. He had breathing dif...  Read Full »


Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your concern is whether oxygen was necessary. Whenever the baby is having wheezing and respiratory distress, giving Oxygen is necessary to avoid impending ventilation-perfusion mismatch. It is considered as supportive therapy even though the m...  Read Full »

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