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My Son, 12.5 Yr Old, Has Cold/running Nose , Soar Throat And Ear Block. Can You Plz Suggest Some Medicines

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Posted on Fri, 5 Jul 2024
Question: My son, 12.5 yr old, has cold/running nose , soar throat and ear block. Can you plz suggest some medicines
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (21 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Probably flu

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I understand your concern

These symptoms suggests a flu
Most likely the will improve with symptomatic treatment of 3-4 days.

Give him the following drugs(dose is assuming his weight to be 35-40kg; correct me if not):

1. T. PARACETAMOL 500mg- one tab for fever, upto
2. T. Levocetirizine 5mg- one tab at night
3. Oxymetazoline(0.025%) nasal drops

Antibiotics are not needed at this stage.

Along with this, let him take rest, do warm saline gargles for sore throat and drink enough fluids. Frequent swallowing(fluid sips/chewing um) will open up auditory tube and relieve ear block faster

If not improving in 3-4 days, we can evaluate further

I hope this answer will help
Wishing for a faster cure
Regards, Dr Aslam


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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Saisudha Kotla
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Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK

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My Son, 12.5 Yr Old, Has Cold/running Nose , Soar Throat And Ear Block. Can You Plz Suggest Some Medicines

Brief Answer: Probably flu Detailed Answer: Hello, I understand your concern These symptoms suggests a flu Most likely the will improve with symptomatic treatment of 3-4 days. Give him the following drugs(dose is assuming his weight to be 35-40kg; correct me if not): 1. T. PARACETAMOL 500mg- one tab for fever, upto 2. T. Levocetirizine 5mg- one tab at night 3. Oxymetazoline(0.025%) nasal drops Antibiotics are not needed at this stage. Along with this, let him take rest, do warm saline gargles for sore throat and drink enough fluids. Frequent swallowing(fluid sips/chewing um) will open up auditory tube and relieve ear block faster If not improving in 3-4 days, we can evaluate further I hope this answer will help Wishing for a faster cure Regards, Dr Aslam