Cough

If you have any irritant in your throat like dust, smoke, or fluid, a cough is the body's reflex action to clear the throat. A cough is the most frequent symptom of an infection in the upper and lower respiratory tract like bronchitis, asthma, COPD, common cold, flu, and emphysema. A cough can be dry (non-productive) or accompanied with sputum (productive).

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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 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 »

Is it safe to give Levolin syrup to a 3-year-old?

Query: 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?  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: 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 nebulizati...  Read Full »

Can normal saline aid in curing cough in a kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My 6-year-old child is having asthma and is coughing in the night. He uses a nebulizer. I am giving him normal saline. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your child is having an asthmatic cough, I suggest you give Asthalin (Salbutamol/Albuterol) nebulization and Budecort (Budesonide) nebulization along with an oral cough syrup with Salbutamol or Levosalbutamol. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or...  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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