Terbutaline is a betamimetic bronchodilator meaning it relaxes and expands the airways to treat bronchospasm conditions like asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema, thereby reducing chest tightness, shortness of breath, and wheeze. Potential side effects include tremors, drowsiness, headache, sweating, nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, etc. It is being used to delay preterm labor despite its potential health risks to both mother and the newborn.
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My 14-month-old daughter is grinding her teeth badly. What is the cause?
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 14 months old. I had given her a 5 mL dosage of Albendazole before a month. She was doing all fine. From the last week, she has a cold and cough. It is not bad and, whenever she has a cold, she recovers fast. This time, she is grinding her teeth so bad. I was advised that... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is common for babies of this age group to exhibit this phenomenon, and it has nothing to do with Albendazole. It is because children at this age start to develop molar teeth, which is a little bit painful and irritating. So, do not worry. It is a time bound process an... Read Full »
My 2-year-old daughter gets a recurrent runny nose. Is it dangerous?
Query: Hi doctor, My 2 year old daughter has got running nose. But, there is no fever or chest block. This is the second time in this month. She sleeps with little noise from the nose. Is it dangerous for 2 years 3 months old to get a running nose? Can blocked nose cause the child to choke at night?... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are a few points to be noted here. When the nose is blocked, air entry is achieved through the mouth which stays open. So, there is no choking with blocked nose. However, this may disturb the sleep of the child. Recurrent episodes of a cough and cold without fever,... Read Full »
Can we use Tramadol and Acetaminophen for viral fever?
Query: Hi doctor, My brother, who is 27 years old, is having viral fever and the temperature was 103 degrees Fahrenheit since yesterday night. He has been complaining of slight fever for the past five days. We had blood tests and the urine test done yesterday and both were normal. We are using the followi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. There is no role of Tramadol and Acetaminophen in treating fever. This may help just in body pain if associated. I suppose that he should continue with Paracetamol 650 mg 6 to 8 hourly along with Amoxicillin for fever. For chest con... 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 »
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 Romilast be used for recurrent cough in kids?
Query: Hi doctor, This is about my son who is 3.5 years old. He started having an allergic cough before seven months. The frequency was once in a month. The doctor said he is allergic to dust and humid weather and prescribed Romilast. He was fine. But, from the 1st of last month, he is having the allergic ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern for your child. Most probably this is allergic cough only, which is most common in kids these days. It is really great that you at least know that dust is the culprit. Many parents cannot even trace out the allergy causing thing in their child... Read Full »