Treatment of Child and Adolescent Problems
Thyroid Problems Treatment
Thyroid Disorder Treatment
Paediatric Critical Care
Treatment of Childhood Infections
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Growth And Development Including General Paediatri
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Congenital Ear Problem Treatment
Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome In Adolesce
Treatment of Thyroid Disease in Children
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My Children is suffering from Cough frequently her age is 2.5 year and another 4 years can you suggest what to do?
Hi Doctor, My 2 years old son followed a sysfol active tablet. He is fine and shows no sign of poisoning is there anything to be worried about?
My boy is 2.9 years weight is 11.5 kg every month fever coming blood test and xray normal t.b also tested no result every month used 30 ml anti boitc cold and cough syrup used I am feeling sir, please tell me any suggestion give me sir.
Hello doctor my baby is 6 month old he is suffering from dry cough and cold. Which medicine should be used?
Hi my son is 1 year 9 months he is having lot of mucus from nose yellowish even in sleep we consulted a doctor he prescribed augpenkid DT and recofast for 5 days but he has lot of sound in the left nostril he has difficult in breathing during sleep what to do.
1. What causes cold and cough?
These symptoms are usually caused by a viral infection. Lots of viruses can take hold inside your nose, mouth, throat, or lungs, and cause cold symptoms. Most people get over a cold without lasting problems. Even so, having a cold can be uncomfortable.
2. What are the symptoms of the common cold?
Sniffling and runny nose
In children, the common cold can also cause a fever. But adults do not usually get a fever when they have a cold.
3. How long the child will be sick?
Colds usually last 3 to 7 days, but some people have symptoms for up to 2 weeks.
Can the common cold lead to more serious problems?
In very few cases, yes. In some people having a cold can lead to:
Pneumonia or bronchitis (infections of the lungs)
Ear infections (in children)
4. What is a cough?
A cough is an important reflex that helps clear out the body's airways (the branching tubes that carry air within the lungs). Coughing also helps keep people from breathing things into the airways and lungs that could cause problems. It is normal for children to cough once in a while. But sometimes, a cough is a symptom of an illness or condition. Coughs are called dry if they don't bring up mucus and wet if they do. The sound of your child's cough can be different depending on if it is wet or dry. Some coughs are mild, but others are severe. A severe cough can make it hard to breathe.
5. What causes a cough?
The most common causes of a cough in children are:
Infections of the airways or lungs (including the common cold)
Having an object stuck in an airway
Asthma this is a lung condition that can make it hard to breathe.
Other lung problems, including conditions that some children are born with
Coughing out of habit. This type of cough usually goes away when a child is sleeping.
6. Should I take my child to a doctor?
See the doctor right away if your child:
Is younger than 3 months old
Is having trouble breathing, has noisy breathing, or is breathing very fast
Gets a cough after he or she choked on food or another object, even if he or she choked on the object days or weeks ago
Is coughing up blood, or yellow or green mucus
Refuses to drink anything for a long time
Has a fever and is not acting like him- or herself
Is coughing so hard that he or she vomits
Has had the cough for more than 2 weeks
7. Will my child need tests?
May be. The doctor will ask questions about your child's symptoms and examine him or her. He or she might do tests, depending on your child's age and other symptoms.
8. Is there anything I can do to help get rid of my child's cough?
Yes. If your child's cough is from a cold, croup, or another infection, you can:
Have him or her drink lots of fluids.
Sit in the bathroom with him or her while you run hot water in the shower.
There are certain things you should not do:
Do not give over-the-counter cough and cold medicines to children, especially if they are younger than 2 years old. Cough and cold medicines are not likely to help, and they can cause serious problems in young children.
Do not give aspirin to children younger than 18 years old. Aspirin can cause a life-threatening condition called reye syndrome in young people
Doctors do not usually prescribe medicines that quiet a cough to children. These medicines don't usually work well, and they can have serious side effects in children.
9. How to prevent from getting another cold?
The most important thing you can do is to wash your hands often with soap and water. Alcohol hand rubs work well, too. The germs that cause the common cold can live on tables, door handles, and other surfaces for at least two hours. You never know when you might be touching germs. That's why it's so important to clean your hands often.