Q. Why is my 2 months old son suffering with dry cough?

Answered by
Dr. Sirisha
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 26, 2016 and last reviewed on: May 17, 2019

Hi doctor,

My son is 2 months old and he is suffering with dry cough over the last 3 days. We consulted local doctor and he advised TA-65 capsule which can be taken by mixing one capsule in 10 cc of distilled water. He advised to use 2 mL of this mixture for 3 days. My question is how exactly does TA-65 work for cough?

Dr. Sirisha



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Your kid is probably suffering from some throat infection or lung infection (respiratory infection).

TA - 65 is a telomerase activator, it comes in capsule form. It is used to boost immune system, skin and given for sexual improvement. It has no role in cough and it is not given in children. I advice you to not to give this medicine to a child.

  1. If your child is having wheezing with cough, then he should be receiving nebulization, cough drops and if fever also then he might require antibiotic.
  2. Is there any difficulty in breathing? Is he unable to feed well? Or is he dull? These symptoms prompt us to do some investigations like CBP, CRP and chest x- ray. If symptoms are mild we prefer medication and home treatment itself.
  3. It is difficult to judge the child's condition without actually seeing the child, but these medicines might help presuming the child to be 4 to 4.5 kg.

You should probably consult a different pediatrician there as rest of medication like antibiotics or medicated nebulization or any investigation needed. It cannot be advised without examining the child.

The Probable causes:

Viral infection of respiratory tract.

Investigations to be done:

1. CBP (complete blood picture).
2. CRP (C-reactive protein).
3. Chest x-ray if required.

Probable diagnosis:

1. Upper respiratory infection.
2. Bronchiolitis.

Treatment plan:

1) Kufril LS drops (Ambroxol hydrochloride and Salbutamol), 4 drops, three times a day.
2) Nebulization with 3% NaCl (Sodium chloride), 3-4 times a day as required.

Preventive measures:

Avoid cold weather and maintain hygiene.

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