Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: dee | 2010-05-10

Q.

2 YEAR OLD

DEAR PROF
PLEASE ADVISE ME
MY 2 YEAR OLD HAS A FEVER , RUNNY NOSE WITH GREEN MUCUS AND VOMMITS UP ALLOT OF FLEM HIS NOSE IS BLOCKED HE IS VERY RESTLESS AT NIGHT
I HAVE BEEN GIVING HIM PANADO FOR PAID SALEX IN THE NOSE AND KARVOL CHEST RUB
HOWEVER HOW LONG SHOULD THIS TAKE TO GO AWAY AND BY WHEN IF HE HAS NOT IMPROVED SHOULD I TAKE HIM TO A DR PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT ELSE I CAN DO AND WHAT IS ACTUALLY WRONG WITH HIM

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your little son has a very bad cold with a post nasal drip which is causing him to cough and vomit up mucous. You are treating him correctly. The Salex drops is the most important teratment that you are using. Your son will take at least 7 to 10 days to clear up completely.

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