Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Jewels | 2012-03-15

Q.

Sneezing &  Coughing

Good day Doctor,

My 3 year old for the last 2 days has been sneezing &  coughing a bit. What is best to give her Alergex / Rinex / Flusin C?

Please advise &  Thank you.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your little girl has a bad cold. Allergex is for nasal allergies and will not help her. It would be best not to give her either of the other 2 medicines which contain pseudoephedrine. Rather just keep her nose clear by using a saline nasal spray twice a day such as Sterimar Children's.If she has a fever or is uncomfortable just give her Panado or Calpol syrup.

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