Childhood Diseases

Posted by: LILLY | 2009/04/24


Bad chest

I need to know what medicine / over the counter cougt syrup i can give my 9 and a half month old, she is on celestimine at the moment and it does not seem to work, i have used about 8 over the counter cough syrup' s and im busy loosing hope as nothing seems to work, and it getting worse, she has been on a nebuliser, but that was about 4months ago, and she does have a weazing chest, she is also on zyrtec drops and singulair.

please assist

Expert's Reply



What you need here urgently is a proper diagnosis. I dont like using medicines such as Celastamine which is a powerful cortisone in such a young baby. You need to know what is causing her illness and then she should be put on the correct medicine. Please take her to seen by a paediatric pulmonologist. There are experts in all the main centres in private practice and at the main teaching hospitals in the larger cities.

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Posted by: nay | 2009/04/28

I' ve always found that steaming helps open the airways and relieves the tight chest and wheezing.Just take some hot water and put a teaspoon of vicks into it. Let your baby inhale the vapurs. It also opens a blocked nose so they can feed better. But you have to see a specialist to get to the root of the problem.

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