My son is having a fever for the last five days and has dipped slowly from 102.5 F to 100.4 F in five days. The fever is backed up by a cough also. For the last 36 hours, he is having a continuous dry cough for which our physician suggested Levolin syrup half teaspoon thrice a day. Please advise. He is also on Crocin Suspension DS and RespiCare and Bresol. He has also taken these in the past. Please help.
Your child is having viral upper respiratory tract infection. His fever will subside in another two days. Viral fevers last for five to seven days. A cough will remain for a few days. I suggest instead of giving syrup Levolin (Levosalbutamol /Levalbuterol), nebulize him with 1.2 mg of Levolin every six hours. This is a much lower dose than syrup and acts on lungs directly. Apart from this, use syrup Benadryl (Syrup Diphenhydramine, Ammonium Chloride, Sodium Citrate) one teaspoon thrice daily. Make him drink warm water, give him lozenges, and one teaspoon of honey in the morning and evening. This will take care of his problems.
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.. likely a viral infection of the throat and nose.
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