10 year old child suffering from wet cough and cold.

Hi doctor, 10 year old child suffering from wet cough and cold since 3 days. Cough starts rapidly when she sleep and she only takes syrup not tablets. Her weight is 24 kg and please prescribe me with medicines.

10 year old child suffering from wet cough and cold.
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Paediatrics

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  1. Hi and welcome to Medimetry.Wet cough and fever could be due to viral, or bacterial causes.I suggest you to give him Syrup Paracetamol 8ml (5ml =250 mg) whenever he has fever .For cough warm saline gargles,warm liquids will help.You mentioned cough on lying down position so it could be due to allergic causes.Give Syrup Cetrizine 5ml at night while sleeping.If you think symptoms are persistent or increasing then get child examined by a doctor because in that case he may need antibiotics.Take care and keep us posted.