ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Q. Shall we give Levolin or expectorant syrup to treat our baby's cold and cough?

Answered by
Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 06, 2018 and last reviewed on: Aug 10, 2019

Hi doctor,

My 3 year old baby is suffering with cold and cough. Our doctor suggested her Budecort and Asthalin. I am giving them for the last one week, but no improvement. Shall I give Levolin syrup?

ADVERTISEMENT
#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I would like to ask you a few questions before I can suggest you anything.

  • Is the cough and cold associated with any fever? How is the cough, dry or wet or productive?
  • Does the child have any wheezing? Are you giving any other medication apart from nebulization?

Please provide me answers to the above questions, so that I can suggest you something.

Thank you doctor,

It is a wet cough with no fever. Apart from that, I am giving Monticope kid tablets. There is no wheezing.

#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

If there is no fever, then no need to worry. This could be viral and may take another week to resolve.

Since it is a wet cough, I do not think Levolin (Levosalbutamol) will help.

I suggest an expectorant syrup like Ascoril (Terbutaline) thrice daily and an anti-allergic for cough like Sinarest AF (combination of Phenylephrine hydrochloride and Chlorpheniramine maleate) twice daily for two weeks.

Also, I suggest saline nasal drops for preventing nose block. Nothing to worry as long as no fever, even if fever sets in, then I suggest Paracetamol to control fever.

Avoid citrus fruits and refrigerated food and drinks. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent.

For further doubts consult a paediatrician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/paediatrician


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!



Related Questions:
My 3 year old baby has cough. Shall I give Levolin syrup?

Hi doctor,My 3 year old baby is suffering with cold and cough ... Is the cough and cold associated with any fever ...   Read full

As the baby had breathing difficulty, feeding was stopped and oxygen support was started. Is that right?

Hello doctor, My baby is a preterm boy ... Whenever the baby is having wheezing and respiratory distress, giving Oxygen is necessary to avoid impending ventilation-perfusion mismatch ... He had b...   Read full

A 2 year old baby gets cough when weather changes and has low Hb. Kindly help.

He will get a cough when the weather changes to cloudy, rainy, or very cold weather and when he has more cough he will get a high fever (sometimes reaches 104 degrees) ...   Read full

ADVERTISEMENT

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read


Management of Coronasomnia
Coronasomnia refers to increased sleep problems among people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the below article to get...  Read more»
Balantidiasis - Causes, Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Balantidiasis is a rare bacterial infection caused by a parasite called Balantidium coli. Read the article below to know...  Read more»
JAK Inhibitors in Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Doctors mainly suggest JAK or Janus kinase inhibitors for patients with rheumatoid arthritis to ease their symptoms. Rea...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Pediatric Allergy Asthma Specialist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.