Q. What is the treatment for cough and cold in a 4-year-old?

Answered by
Dr. Babu Lal Meena
and medically reviewed by Nithila A
Published on Sep 15, 2019 and last reviewed on: Sep 19, 2019

Hello doctor,

My 4-year-old boy is suffering from cold and cough. His symptoms are,

1) Choked nose (not running).

2) Time to time heavy coughing,

3) No temperature.

Suffering from last three days. Started with light cold, but today heavy voice and frequent coughing.

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Child Health Medical Gastroenterology Paediatrics
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

It is a common cold due to viral infection, but as you have said that cough is increased now so it may be normal or it may be complications. The common complications are viral pneumonia (self-limiting), and another one is croup. The second one is having problems and characterized by a sick looking child and barking cough.

If your child is not sick looking and breathing is normal and no fever, you need to apply nasaoclear drops in the nose every two hourly along with cough syrup (one teaspoon three times a day). It will subside by the time. If he is sick looking and fever is increased breathing, then you need to visit your nearest physician. Then we need to give antibiotics. You can ask specifically if needed.

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