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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    Paracetamol and ibuprofen are antipyretic-analgesic medicines. They are used to treat fever or pain not for cough or cold. So if child is suffering from upper respiratory tract infection you can try giving zinc preparations and home remedies like honey ginger mix, warm liquids and avoidance of cold food. Usual course of such infection is 5 to 7 days and not associated with any breathing difficulty. If your child is not recovering or having breathing related problem then consult your doctor.

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