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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Should I take antibiotics for postnasal drip and tickle cough?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been using a Levalbuterol nebulizer for a cough. I accidentally had some soap residue left in the nebulizer, and I used it for a minute before realizing this. Should I be very concerned?  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think you should be worried about, if it would have been in more concentration, your body would have reacted in the form of sneezing as a protective mechanism. You can continue nebulization, but be careful in future, if the cough does not subside in a week to ...  Read Full »

Can a severe cough in the morning in my child indicate an allergy?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 2 years and 8 months old. He has a severe cough nowadays, especially in the morning. I am currently giving him Levolin syrup for his cough. Also, he vomits after a bout of a cough. He has a history of wheezing and was prescribed nebulizers by the doctor. I need to give him...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not unnecessarily start him on antibiotics. It is common in children of this age group to have a cough and cold on and off, due to seasonal variations. He will overcome it as he grows old. Do not start antibiotics unless the cough is associated with fever. Continu...  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 »

My 6-year-old daughter has a fever with cough. How to help her?

Query: Hi doctor, My 6 year old daughter was having fever since last night. Fever was between 100 and 101 degrees Fahrenheit. Initially, baby felt cold and her feet were cold as well. But, later on even the feet became hot. I administered syrup Calpol 5 mL once at 10 PM. Child's weight is around 34 kg, sli...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I would suggest you to continue giving Paracetamol every 4 to 6 hours for at least two to three days irrespective of fever. As her weight is 34 kg, I would suggest you increase the dose to 7.5 mL of 250mg per 5 mL suspension. Generally, viral fe...  Read Full »

Is my daughter's treatment on track?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter, who is 4 years old, has got cold, cough and viral fever 3 weeks before. After a week of suffering, she was prescribed with Mucolite and Azithral antibiotic five day course of 5 mL one daily. When she was recovering, she started complaining of painful urination and abdomen pai...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think you should be worried about anything. According to the urine report, there is no infection. Pus cells above 6 is considered as infection and yours is just 4-6 which is quite normal. Recurrent episodes of cold and fever in this season are common due...  Read Full »

What medicines can treat an intermittent cough and cold in a kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2-year and 8-month-old daughter is having a cold and cough for the last two weeks. Earlier I gave her Maxtra and Levolin for five days. She had a cough for two to three days and it got settled. But, the cold was still there. So, I gave her Xyzal for three days w...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A frequent cough and cold are common in children in this age group unless it is associated with a high-grade fever. Do not panic. I suggest you give her some Mucolitic (Carbocisteine) syrup and an antiallergic or an antihistaminic syrup. Consult your ...  Read Full »

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