Cold

Viral infection of the nose and throat, most commonly caused by rhinovirus, is called cold. The symptoms of cold are a runny nose, sore throat, cough, chest congestion, body ache, headache, sneezing, fever, and fatigue. These symptoms last for about 7 to 10 days.

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Is it normal to have mucus stools after taking medicines for cold and cough?

Query: Hello doctor, My child is 3 years old. she was suffering from cold and cough and was under medication like Mucolite, Timinic, Septilin, and Asthalin 2.5 mg. For the last two days, she was doing mucus potty, now it is getting better today. We did a test and attached is the interim report. Please adv...  Read Full »


Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen her reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your child has a respiratory infection and nothing to do with her potty. The mucus you say is due to the swallowed phlegm. She needs an antibiotic like Moxclav dry syrup 5 ml - 0 - 5 ml twice...  Read Full »

Can frequent cold and cough in a baby attributed to the usage mosquito repellants?

Query: Hello doctor, I was using a plug-in mosquito repellants for my baby for long, and she often gets cough and cold. Is it because of that? What shall I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mosquito repellent liquids can cause allergic cold, and cough in some kids. I cannot say definitely if that is the cause of cold and cough in your kid. But in this season, many kids are suffering from viral respiratory tract infections. So the cause may be a viral in...  Read Full »

What is the recommended dosage for Nuhist in a 14-month-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 14 months old. He had a bad cold and congestion for the past seven days. We consulted our local pediatrician, who suggested a 5 ml of Nuhist twice a day. This medication makes him sleep quite a bit and when I tried reading up about it, there was not much except that some of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The medication your kid is getting is one of the medications for cold. It has the side effect of causing some drowsiness like any other cold medication. The side effect is something that occurs with the normal medication dose. We usually prescribe medications based ...  Read Full »

Please suggest a medicine for cough and cold.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a cold, cough and I am ill for the past two days. Please suggest any medication because I am having my exams.  Read Full »


Dr. Mayank Arya

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. lt is the body's mechanism to fight off the infection thats why we get cough and sneeze to expel the infection and it is not the medicine that could help you for the exam. Purchase a steamer or dehumidifier, pour in camphor oil or karvol vapocap cut it, and pour its oi...  Read Full »

Is any diagnostic checkup needed for cold and cough in a 2 month old baby?

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 Nagar

Paediatrician, Child Health Specialist

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 »

What could be the reason for frequent cold with fever and heavy head?

Query: Hello doctor, I get frequent cold, and it will be severe with a fever of 102-103 degrees. My head remains heavy, and I have thick mucus when I blow my nose. I usually get sneeze with a change in outside temperature. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Prasun Mishra

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the way you have described your symptoms which include recurrent fever, cold, and heavy head with nasal discharge. It is very apparent that you are suffering from chronic sinusitis, and whenever you have acute attacks it leads to the above symptoms. For treatme...  Read Full »

Can L Montus be given for a 6-month-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 6 months old (9.50 kg) and is suffring from cold. Doctor has prescribed Wikoryl 1.5 ml three times a day, L Montus suspension 5 ml once at night. Please advise whether the dose of L Montus is fine considering age of the baby.  Read Full »


Dr. Baratu Bhaisara

Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welocme to icliniq.com. Yes, for 6 months old baby, I will not advice any cough medicine. L Montus contains Montelukast used for treatment of asthma and allergic rhinitis. Safety and efficacy at 6 months of age is not yet established. I consider these medicines are higher for the age group and...  Read Full »

Why do I hear a sound when I close my ears with my fingers?

Query: Hi doctor, Whenever I close my ears with my fingers, I hear a very faint sound in my right ear from the past couple of weeks. And when I remove my fingers, the sound stops. What is this sound that I hear?  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This sound can be normal. When we close our ears, we do not hear outside sound, so we feel that there is some sound coming from our body. If you have a cough or cold, it can also lead to similar symptoms, due to eustachian tube block. To rule out any pressure changes in ...  Read Full »

Is Paracetamol safe for breastfeeding mothers?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 32 years old. We have a 5 month old baby girl. My wife is still feeding our baby. From yesterday, my wife has a fever, cold and throat infection. Can she take Paracetamol? Will it affect baby in any way? My wife's temperature is 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit.  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, temperature above 100 degrees Fahrenheit is regarded as fever and not below that. Baby is supposed to be breastfed at all times. However, if the mother is suffering from a disease, it is advised for her to wear a mask and feed. Because, that is the route b...  Read Full »

Can Augmentin be used for a baby having cold and mucus discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 2 years old, has cold with mild fever, consulted the doctor, he gave Maxtra syrup, and nothing else as chest and throat were clear. Then after four days of giving the medicine, the mucus changed to thick yellow color; the doctor said its fine and advised to give him steam. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Parmar

Paediatrician, Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understood your concern. 1. I advise you to follow Pediatrician advise. 2. You can start Augmentin (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid). 3. Do blood test CBC (complete blood count), CRP (c-reactive protein), urine, and blood culture. 4. Keep the baby hydrated. Giv...  Read Full »

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