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My Daughter Aged 6 Months Suffering From A Cough And

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Posted on Fri, 27 Jan 2023
Question: My daughter aged 6 months suffering from a cough and cold for 1 month, we have used Coriminic Oral drops and Turby-LS drops for 3 weeks, and parallel to that we are doing nebulization also twice a day. But still no improvement.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (22 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly give more details

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX
Thank you for posting to us.
I need few more details:

1. Are the symptoms persisting for last 30 days, or clears in between and recurs after a gap of few days?
2. Any fever present?
3. The nature of nasal discharge- clear watery/mucoid/thick yellowish?
4. IS the cough present throughout the day, or only at night?
5. How the cough sounds- dry or wet?
7. Anyone else in home with similar complaints?
8. Any family history of allergy/asthma?
9. With what medicine you are nebulising?
10. Any blood test or X-ray taken?

Kindly get back with details, so that i can guide you
Dr Aslam
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Saisudha Kotla
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (1 hour later)
Hi Doctor, please find the below details,

1. It recurs after a gap of a few days
2. No
3. Nasal discharge(sometimes watery, mucoid)
4. Throughout the day
5. Dry cough
7. No
8. My father has asthma but he passed away last year
9. Budecort & Levolin
10. No
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
No need to worry

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Thanks for the details given

After going through the entire history, this seems like an upper respiratory infection/flu only, and not pneumonia. It is quite common in this climate. It comes, clears in 3-5n days, only to recur after few days- weeks. This is acquired from adults/caregivers having a respiratory infection.

Most of these infections are viral, and need only symptomatic measures, as your doctor is rightly giving. Antibiotics/detailed evaluation is needed only in selected cases when the following features are present:

1. Fever not settling in 3-4 days
2. Thick yellowish nasal discharge
3. Wet cough beyond 5 days
4. weight loss or no weight gain over last 2-3 months
5. Paroxysmal cough- continuous bouts of cough coming all of a sudden, causing distress to child, with vomiting/breath holding after cough

If no such features, noting to worry. Even nebulisation is not routinely needed if there is no wheezing. If there is wheezing in chest on repeated episodes(the doctor can detect this), giving a course of inhaler(like Budecort MDI) for 3-6 months would be helpful. Your doctor can guide in this.

Anyhow, few things will help to reduce the cough:

1. Keep the child away from others with cold/cough
2. Reduce exposure to dust/smoke/cold
3. Reduce exposure to pets/woollen blankets
4. Avoid XXXXXXX bears/tolls with hight dust holding
5. Keep the room as dust free as possible- use wet mopping for cleaning.

I hope this answer will help
If you need further help, i will be happy to do
Thank you

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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My Daughter Aged 6 Months Suffering From A Cough And

Brief Answer: Kindly give more details Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX Thank you for posting to us. I need few more details: 1. Are the symptoms persisting for last 30 days, or clears in between and recurs after a gap of few days? 2. Any fever present? 3. The nature of nasal discharge- clear watery/mucoid/thick yellowish? 4. IS the cough present throughout the day, or only at night? 5. How the cough sounds- dry or wet? 7. Anyone else in home with similar complaints? 8. Any family history of allergy/asthma? 9. With what medicine you are nebulising? 10. Any blood test or X-ray taken? Kindly get back with details, so that i can guide you Dr Aslam