My baby is 3.5 years old and weighs about 12 kg. She is suffering from frequent cough and she is allergic to cold. What medicine should be given?
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Everyone has an allergy to cold, its severity varies between individuals. If she had recurrent episodes of cough, and it associated with wheezing then, it could be hyper-reactive airway disease. It is common but sometimes it may turn out to asthma, it is more common if there is a family history of similar illness. Anyways, the viral infection is common and some people may have 10-12 times in a year. No need to worry about this.
Advice: Best is if you do not give any medicine except Paracetamol if associated with fever.
If the cough is interactable then you can use these medicines.
1. Syrup Honitus 5 ml, four times a day.
2. Syrup Coriminic (Phenylephrine HCl and Chlorpheniramine maleate) one tea spoon three times a day.
3. If there is wheezing, then give syrup Asthalin (Salbutamol Sulfate) 5 ml three times a day.
4. If associated with fever, give syrup Paracetamol 5 ml whenever fever occurs.
5. Give fresh food, plenty of water, and tomato soup.
Report back if needed, otherwise, it will take three to five days to resolve.
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