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Dr. Anjali Saxena is an experienced Pediatrician in Max Hospital Saket, Delhi. She is currently associated with Max Multi Speciality Center - Panchsheel Park in Max Hospital Saket, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Anjali Saxena on Lybrate.com.

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Cold and Cough in Children - Precautions that Parents Must Take

Senior Residency, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Cold and Cough in Children - Precautions that Parents Must Take

Cold and cough is caused by a viral infection, which can last for about two to four weeks. The symptoms include stuffy or a runny nose, coughing and sore throat. Many times, the infection may raise body temperature and the child may suffer from fever. Our body’s immune system naturally fights with such infections. Depending on the type of cough and the symptoms, the virus can stay active in the body for about 4 to 6 weeks. It is quite painful to see the child suffering from cold and cough. The symptoms of this infection are worse during the first two days.

The child will experience pain and irritation in the throat with difficulty in swallowing, frequent coughing with mucous, breathing difficulty and high fever. Most parents rush to over the counter drugs for cold and cough to ease of their child’s agony. However, most drugs/ cough syrups available over the counter only provide temporary relief. Medical evidence suggests that antibiotics do not kill viruses, thus, it is not advisable to treat cold and cough with antibiotics unless accompanied by another infection. So, what do parents do? Well, there is a lot that can be done.

Let’s first understand the type of a cough your child might be suffering from:

  1. Dry cough: Generally occurs due to infection in upper respiratory tract, cold or influenza. Children with asthma and allergies are also prone to this type of cough as dry cough is triggered by smoke or dust.
  2. Croup Cough: A harsh barking and dry cough with swelling beneath vocal cords.
  3. Wet Cough: Most commonly caused by cold. This is an infection of the lower respiratory tract characterised by mucous secretions.
  4. Whooping cough: Characterised by fast coughing, breathing difficulties and a whooping sound while breathing.

Apart from this, If coughing starts suddenly along with choking, the child may have inhaled a foreign body. Immediate help may be required. For babies less than 12 months of age, cold cough followed by breathing difficulties may indicate bronchiolitis and require a paediatric attention. A normal cold and cough generally subside with two to four weeks. However, it is important to understand when to consult a doctor.

  • Chest pain or breathing problems
  • Cough lasting for more than 6 weeks.
  • A yellow, green or brown mucous indicating another infection.
  • Swollen glands, persistent high fever, rashes.
  • Body getting pale and symptoms getting worse.
  • Temperature higher than 38 degrees in the case of infants.

Precautions and diet that should be taken care of

  • Increase Intake of fluids especially hot liquids
  • Never stop breastfeeding the baby
  • Vapour rub applied on chest and back is an effective remedy
  • Inhaling steam provides relief to a sore throat and nose
  • Intake of crushed tulsi leaves with honey or hot turmeric milk is soothing and very helpful

There is little we can do to prevent viral infections. However, proper care and caution can ensure a smooth recovery. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a pediatrician.

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My grand daughter 4 years old female baby affected by sight not clearance. While we check ,doctor told the sight is slowly vanishing. She also affected by heavy head ache. Please advise .

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
My grand daughter 4 years old female baby affected by sight not clearance. While we check ,doctor told the sight is s...
Please do a mri brain and send it to me. Also send the optometry report. Also give her a glass of milk daily. Let me know if there is a genetically predisposition for her complaints.
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My daughter aged one and half year old,she just dont want to eat,i have to show vdo etc then she will eat half roti.Three months ago she was eating all the things but now adays she dont want to eat any thing.Rest is normal.She is active and normally she dont cry.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
If your baby is active, gaining weight properly, there is no need to worry. Offer food whenever she becomes hungry, don't make a time table for her.
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I am from haryana my baby 3 years old us ko atopic dermatites h please koi treatment bataye.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
I am from haryana my baby 3 years old us ko atopic dermatites h please koi treatment bataye.
Moisturising cream face par aur moisturising lotion body par khub use karo. Bath aur wash ke baad zaroor use karna.
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My baby is 2 months old she is struggling while nursing. During nursing she coughing ands she doing deep breath for 4 to 5 times after that. What to do doctor for overactive letdown. Now she vomits the milk.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My baby is 2 months old she is struggling while nursing. During nursing she coughing ands she doing deep breath for 4...
There could be several reasons for this struggling and coughing while nursing, most common reasons being incorrect positioning while nursing, and the correct position can be ensured by keeping her head at a higher level while feeding and also to ensure burping after each feed, also after burping, you must keep her in upright position for about 10 minutes before putting her down. Another reason why coughing and deep breath may happen is because she might be having a nasal block or cold (runny nose) which may make feeding a little difficult for her as babies are obligatory nasal breathers and while feeding taking breath becomes difficult for them. Mother's let down is not to worry about as it automatically gets adjusted according to the baby's feeding cycle when you feed her on demand.
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My daughter is 4 years old. Tomorrow night she fell down and her lips got cut by teeth and her nose was bleeding. Please help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
In situation like this you have to take her to hospital or a doctor to assess. Minor injuries like abrasions will heal without any medicines.
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My child 1y 6m cries during passing of urine since 2 days ( she shows the genitals that she has pain there ) Is it urine infection? Please suggest the remedy or medicine.

M.B;B.S, P.G.(FAMILY MEDICINE), D.O.H.
General Physician, Hyderabad
Some times due to over heat / acidity of urine this may be possible Any have urine check up to rule out UTI, till then give more water.If the child is under breast milk, mother should take soft diet avoiding all spicy food.

Hi. My baby girl will be 4 years next month. She has chest congestion and low immunity since she was one year. I give medicine. She feels better but again happens. Frequently gets sick. Please suggest.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Hi. My baby girl will be 4 years next month. She has chest congestion and low immunity since she was one year. I give...
If your baby girl has a low immunity start giving her homeopathic treatment to increase immunity by prescription by a doctor. Do not give her strret food or any other junk food from outside.
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I am breastfeeding the baby and there was some blood and pus below the nipple. Now I am applying the ointment, but the lumps are getting formed and I have to expel every 1 hr. How to prevent lumps? And can I use nipple shields from next time? As baby is getting teeth, I think because of sharp teeth I am facing this issue.

MBBS, FELLOWSHIP IN PAEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Babies can cause a little bite and cracked/sore nipples during breast feeding but not lumps. They may be due inadequate emptying of each breast or some hormonal issue which you should get checked. Plus I would also suggest to not your baby from the infected breast with pus. Feed him from second breast.
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Hello sir my daughter is now 4 month ND 6 days. She is very weak. Before 5 day I consult a doc he prefer a serap a to z. My daughter birth weight is 2 kg ND 600 GM. She drunk buffalo milk in 1/4 water quantity.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hello sir my daughter is now 4 month ND 6 days. She is very weak. Before 5 day I consult a doc he prefer a serap a to...
Give her exclusive breast milk till 6 months of age. If al all top milk is to be given, give her half skimmed milk.
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My son is 17 month what food should I provide to give a healthy food. And he not take food regular.

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My son is 17 month what food should I provide to give a healthy food. And he not take food regular.
Limit milk intake to 500 ml. Give him dalia. Khichri with vegetables. Dal roti mashed. Start giving all homemade food without chillies. Egg. 150-200gms/serving. 2 fruits/day.
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My son is suffering from urine infection. Doctor says his right kidney size is small due to infection and they suggest a MCS test to check the urine flow below or above, then please tell me a right way. Thanks.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My son is suffering from urine infection. Doctor says his right kidney size is small due to infection and they sugges...
Hi, * is he suffering from b. Colin/e. Colin infection. @ homoeo care @ betberis vulg q 10 Dr. + 2 tsfl thrice a day report after, 15 days.
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My son is 1.5 months old. His belly button is swollen and popping out in relax mode also since last 10 days. When he is crying or straining then it is growing large. It is painless. It seems that it is umbilical hernia but it looks odd. Can it be cured? Should we worry about this? Please guide.

b.p.t
Physiotherapist, Jalgaon
My son is 1.5 months old. His belly button is swollen and popping out in relax mode also since last 10 days. When he ...
Hi lybrate-user you can try to wrap that area with cloth like abdominal belt daily not very tight and use sm antibiotic powder before wrapping it. Pour few drops of coconut oil on it daily. It can help you. Take care.
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My baby is 5 month old so after 5 month baby which type of eating food. Suggest me.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My baby is 5 month old so after 5 month baby which type of eating food. Suggest me.
Madam five monthsplus baby may or maynot satisfy with breast milk alone. This can be best judged by weight gain of baby and demand of breast feeds. If twenty minutes of sucking should keep child playingfor four hrs. Means breast milk is enough. Same is fact for feed baby. 5-6 months is crucial to start semi liquid soup type of feeds two three times a day breast feed is continued at five hrs interval. Frequency of breast feed should never increased nor contd sucking beyond twenty minutes is advocated.
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How to improve breast milk quality that baby gets sufficient Energy, vitamin,minerals etc?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
How to improve breast milk quality that baby gets sufficient Energy, vitamin,minerals etc?
For increasing breast milk naturally Few diet tips - Not to eat fried food items and Can eat All green vegetables, moong , chana , Dal , rice etc And to apply ghee over chappati and don't apply oil over chappati And to drink milk mixed with turmeric powder twice a day And If possible eat eggs on alternate days And If possible in breakfast eat atleast one bajra ka rotla And Eat seasonal fruit
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Lifestyle Changes to Manage Asthma Better

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Lifestyle Changes to Manage Asthma Better

Asthma is an inflammatory disease, which affects the airways of your lungs (respiratory tract that pumps oxygen into the lungs). It is long term in nature. It is characterized by shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing. It occurs few times a day or few times a week depending on the person it affects. Sometimes it worsens during the night.

What triggers Asthma?

  1. Airborne particles such as dust mites, mold spores, pollen and cockroach waste.
  2. Infections in the respiratory system such as common cold.
  3. Cold air can also trigger asthma.
  4. Physical or outdoor activities which make you pant such as running, skipping, jogging and jumping can cause shortness of breath, thus triggering asthma.
  5. Pollutants and irritants in air such as smoke.
  6. Some medications can also trigger asthma.
  7. Stress and nervous attacks (panic attacks) also trigger asthma.

How to manage asthma better by changing your lifestyle:

  1. Try to avoid keeping animals in your house such as dogs, cats and rabbits. Many times animal fur, waste, urine and saliva contains particles which can cause allergic reactions and make you cough uncontrollably. This in turn triggers asthma attacks. If you have pets try keeping them away from your bedroom.
  2. Dust mites also cause allergies which trigger asthma. So wash your carpets, rugs, bed-linen and pillowcases in hot water.
  3. Bugs and insects such as cockroaches are not only unhygienic, but can also trigger asthma. Cockroach droppings near your bed, kitchen and food are dangerous and you should call an exterminator to get rid of these bugs.
  4. Sometimes, heavy fragrance also aggravates your respiratory tract and triggers shortness of breath. Avoid using heavy perfumes, deodorants and room fresheners.
  5. Pollution also triggers asthma. Dust particles come out from the vehicles and mix with the air. If this air is inhaled, it might trigger uncontrollable asthma. So try to cover your mouth with a cloth when you step out of your house.

Asthma can be very severe and can bring many hurdles in your day to day activities. Changing your lifestyle and certain habits can reduce asthma to a great extent. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a pulmonologist.

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Sir, looking for a pediatric pulmonologist. Patient is a 6 month baby boy. At birth, he was found to have PDA, detected by echo test but doctors suggested it will be okay with time and now NO PDA has been detected but respiration is fast sometimes. May be benign Laryngomalacia.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sir, looking for a pediatric pulmonologist.
Patient is a 6 month baby boy.
At birth, he was found to have PDA, detect...
PDA can calso by itself and regarding laryngo malacia, was it a doctor's diagnosis or the your own internet search. Leave diagnosis to doctors and internet is for giving general idea. Fast respiration in newborns is normally seen.
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