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 2.5 mL thrice a day. Please opine. He is also on Crocin Suspension DS and RespiCare and Bresol. He has also taken these in the past. Please help.
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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) 5 mL 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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