Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Roseline | 2010/04/22


Runny nose and cough - needs to be sorted by next week for Tonsilotomy

Hi, I have to get rid of my 17month old daughters cough and runny nose by Wednesday the 28 April. she is booked for Adenoids and Tonsil removal.

Is there any over the counter flu meds she can take that will dry up her nose and clear her chest. She just finished a course of Orolox anitbiotics, but it didnt help.

Expert's Reply



The antibiotic did not help because your little girl has a virus infection,in particular a chest infection which is called bronchiolitis. Keep her nose clear by using Salex nose drops twice day. She does not need any cough mixture but you can give her a little honey with lemon diluted in warm [not hot] water to sooth her cough.This illness usually lasts for 10 days so she should be better by the 28 April. She should not have the tonsil operation if she is still not well by then.

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