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Please for some days now my boy is having cough and catarrh what can I give to him to free him completely from this?
It is important to note that most cough and catarrh both in children and adults are caused by viruses which will run their course with or without any medication.

Have you considered why your child is having the catarrh, cough or cold?
These are some of the questions you should ask;
1.Anyone with cough and catarrh around baby?

2.Are you keeping your child warm or exposing to cold with frequent baths or cold baths or direct fan or too cold ac in the room?

3.Are you exposing your child to smoke - kitchen, cigarette, firewood, palm oil frying etc?
4.Do you have cattarh or cough yourself?

5. Is your child in school?

6.Is your child well-immunized at age

If after considering the tips above and the cold persists or should your baby develop difficulty in breathing or fast breathing. Kindly take him to the hospital for evaluation.
What is the best drug for cough? For a 9years old child
For cough- sometimes, you may not need to give medications as it may be viral and would run its course and go on its own. However on other times the child may need to be attended to by a doctor. Example is when the child has breathing difficulties due to the cough or when the child develops a fever. In such cases, you would need to see a doctor.
My baby of 6 weeks with cough got her first dose of rota virus today but vomited it immediately, the nurse said she could not give...
If the vomiting was immediately, then the dose should be repeated but if more than 30 minutes there is no need to repeat the dose.
What drugs can one use for a child of 4 months plus that has cough?
Most cough and cattarh are usually due to viral infection which will normally run their course with or without any form of treatment hence we discourage abuse of antibiotics in that regard
What drug can 7months baby take for cough?
We do not prescribe drugs online.
Most cold and cough in children are due to viruses which will run their course with or without medication.
Kindly keep the baby warm and continue breastfeeding with complementary meals.
Avoid smoke and people with cough and cattarh. No need for medications.
If child should develop breathing difficulties or no improvement, please take the child to see a Paediatrician for proper evaluation and treatment. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE ANY MEDICATIONS NOT PRESCRIBED BY A DOCTOR
What test can be done to know the immunity of a child? A child of two years always have cough, x-ray and FBC has been done all are...
A test can be done to know the immunity of your child. If you want, you can request them before your baby is immunized there are many labs that can do them for example popular PATHCARE, there are others too though not cheap
My eight months old baby is teething out the upper incissors. She is restless, can't sleep or bite on anything and has high temper...
Teething does not make babies to fall sick because it is a normal physiological process.
Never assume teething is the cause of illness in infants. Always go to the hospital for proper evaluation.
My daughter vomits whenever she coughs. What can I use for her?
The child is sick and possibly the cough is severe. Kindly take him to see a doctor who will examine him properly, make accurate diagnosis of the cause of the cough and vomiting and treat appropriately
When my boy was 3months, he has cough and difficulty in breathing. We took him to hospital, he was nebulize and on admission, we w...
Kindly discuss with the professionals managing the child. The child can be taken for follow-up as well. Since we did not see the child, we can not comment on the appropriateness or not of the management. If you want a second opinion, kindly see a PAEDIATRICIAN preferably at a Teaching Hospital closest to you!
Please can I give my 15weeks old baby honey to relieve cough?
No please don't use honey for babies under the age of one to avoid infant botulism.
I'm a nursing mother, my baby is 16weeks old. Am coughing and my baby has been infected by it too. Can I take Beehive Balsam cough...
Self medication is discouraged especially as a nursing mother. Kindly go to the hospital for proper treatment.
Please I treated my son malaria and was also given augmentine suspension for tonsil, it's been almost two weeks now but he has com...
Please do not self medicate
My baby of 6months has cough and running nose and she lost her voice in the process. Please what do I do?
Most cold and cough both in children and adults are caused by viruses which will run their course with or without any medication.

On what to do..
✔ keep baby warm
✅ if there is fever Pls uncover the baby and give paracetamol in appropriate dose or Tepid sponge to bring the temperature down
✅ you can do steam inhalation with your baby (both mother and baby or father and baby). Never leave baby alone on steam inhalation
If nose is congested, u can give saline drop in each nostrils to help decongestant the nostril.
✔ if you have a room heater, you can use it to make breathing easier for your baby.
✔ continue breastfeeding baby EXCLUSIVELY.
My baby of six months is having persistent cough and catarrh, I’ve taken her to hospital but still no changes
Sometimes cough and catarrh may be viral and would need to run its course and then resolve on its own.. Keep the baby warm, try to find out what triggers the cough like perfume, smoke, etc and avoid such.. If it persists and other symptoms are found, you will need to return to the hospital.
Please I want to know if I can give my baby of one month honey and lime water? She's having cough and catarrh.
Babies with cough and cattarh. Exclusive breastfeeding and keeping baby warm. Avoidance of smoke and people with cough and cattarh are what to do. No need for medications. If child should develop breathing difficulties kindly take to see a Paediatrician . DO NOT GIVE HONEY AND LIME WATER PLEASE
My baby of 5years and 7months old cough's regularly it comes and go, please what medicine can u prescribe for her?
Any cough lasting more than 2 weeks is CHRONIC COUGH and should be throughly evaluated by a Paediatrician - may even need Chest Xray and so on ...It could be BRONCHIAL ASTHMA OR TUBERCULOSIS etc. You should see a Paediatrician preferably at a Teaching Hospital for further evaluation and management. TREAT AS URGENT
My 2-month-old son is not feeling too well, he has a stuffy nose, cough, and loos of apatite, he didn't sleep well last night. I n...
It is important to note that most cough and catarrh in children and adults are due to viral infection, which runs it's course and stops on its own. Therefore the use of medication is not necessary.

For babies having cough and catarrh you keep child warm by avoiding exposure to cold with frequent baths or cold baths or exposure to direct fan or too cold ac in the room. Avoid smoke and people with cough and catarrh. If baby should develop breathing difficulties kindly take to see a paediatrician.
What drug can 2 months plus baby use for serious cough and catarrh?
None ma, just keep your baby warm and continue exclusive breastfeeding.
My baby of 4 months and 2 weeks has cough and catarrh, I took him to hospital then the doctor gave me piriton, oral suspension and...
We do not normally comment on prescriptions made by doctors here so kindly follow the dosage as directed by the doctor since he made the diagnosis not us.
Meanwhile also note that most cold
My 5 months baby had catarrh later cough of since wen he was 2 weeks till date. We've seen doctors and we've used cefuroxine, a/cl...
Your child might be having Allergic Rhinitis. Kindly avoid the predisposing factors and see an ENT doctor for proper assessment and treatment.