Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Shimma | 2009/01/15

Q.

Caughing and blocked nose

Hi Doc
My 5 month old has flu, he caughs but mostly in the mornings and evenings. He is also struggling to breath beause he has blocked nose. Temparature is normal and he is his normal happy self except for coughing. I use salex for the nose, what can i give him for caughing? Or should i take him to the paed?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

All you need to do is to use the Salex nose drops. Your baby has a cold, not flu. Colds are caused by viruses and he will get better after a few days. Cough mixtures are no longer advised for children under 2 years.

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