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Is Fenistil Effective For Cough
My two month baby has serve cough and chest congestion prescribe me some medicines and fenistil is fine for him?
Cough : We are in the middle of the RSV season. That is the most common cause of cough right now in children. A 2 month with a severe cough needs to see the doctor to check for this and other infections. Your baby is too young to let this infection run its course. Testing oxygen levels and listening to the lungs for infection is essential. Let's go soon! ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
12mo daughter w/ cold&cough. Pedia said to give 8drops fenistil twice daily&2 ml prospan twice daily. The mucus from nose is clear&hear mucus in coughin?
Infants cold & cough: Fenistil is an antihistamine, not available in the U.S. Prospan is also not available here. General speaking American Academic of Pediatrics does not support treatment of common colds of viral origin in infants and children with cough or cold medication. Supportive measures such as warm fluid, nasal saline irrigation and hydration. The viral illness has to go to its course about 1 to 2 weeks. ...Read more
My two and half old baby coughing and I feel muscus in his chest. Plz prescribe me medicine n tips as he is too young. What about fenistil?n humidifier?
See doctor: Your baby should be examined and treated by a doctor ASAP. ...Read more
No: We don't use cold medications or antihistamines (like Fenistil) in young babies. For moderate (or worse) symptoms in a 2 month-old such as coughing, crying, or runny nose, the baby's doctor or the emergency room needs to see the baby. Two months is very young, and such babies need to have their illnesses evaluated unless symptoms are very mild. If very mild, one can talk with the doctor by phone. ...Read more
Fenistil drops: The drops are safe and are not known to have side effects ...Read more
No: Babies that age are programmed to breast feed about every 2-3 hours, or formula feed every 3-4 hours. Don't expect to get much sleep during the first 3-4,months or so. Encourage Dad to help change and feed by pumping breast milk for night-time use. No reason for both of you to be exhausted. Sorry--it just comes with the territory. Make sure they are fed, dry, and comfortable. NO MEDS needed! ...Read more
The doctor give me this medicine for my baby 6 month how suffering from eczema the Alergosone and neoday & primalan and fenistil please advise?
Can I take an oral anti histamin (Certirizin) and also apply topical gel dimetindene maleate (Fenistil) for a bee sting? I only have local reaction
Yes.: Taking an antihistamine can reduce the local reaction of a bee sting, as can topical antihistamines. Beware, some topical antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can actually sensitize the skin and make reactions worse. Also, if you have any lip, tongue or breathing symptoms, please see a doctor right away. ...Read more
Can I use anti histamine Fenistil gel (Dimethindene Maleate) for a bite while I'm in very early pregnancy?
No major risk: Most antihistamines are considered safe for pregnancy (Category B) nowadays although I am not familiar with the product you are using. I do not expect any measurable absorption from the topical application of an antihistamine on the skin and thus it would be extremely unlikely that even if a trace of it gets to the fetus. A hydrocortisone cream would work better on an itchy insect bite. ...Read more
My 11 month baby had cold before 2 days n still hav runy nose the doctor gave her 9 drops of fenistil twice daily for 5 days is it safe to give her?
Unnecessary: In the US we believe the use of such antihistamine products in infants is often unnecessary and potentially harmful. While possibly safe, one effect is thickening secretions/drainage. This can lead to narrowing of their nasal airway and more work of breathing. I haven't used such products in that age for decades. It does give you something to do, which is the only value some see in it. ...Read more
My son, 6 months now was prescribed Fenistil for common cold and runny nose not assiciated with allergy. Is it ok?
Off label use.: Fenistil is an anti allergy medication used for itching and rashes due to allergy. It can relieve inflammation. It has antihistamine and anticholinergic effects and is a stronger medication than I would consider using in a six-month-old child. Cold symptoms at this age are best treated with simple measures such as saline nose drops to relieve congestion and Tylenol for discomfort or fever. ...Read more
HI, My 2 week son is having allergy/Hives and paediatrician advised Fenistil drops for him. Can yo please advise if it is safe for 2 week old baby? Tx
I have a mosquito bite on my upper lip... Is it okay to put Fenistil Gel on it? My mom told me to do so, but I'm not sure...
A derma tologist gave me elecom cream and fenistil gel for allergy in my feet, I am pregnant in 8 months, is it harmful?how it took to remove itching?
Safe: The amount of Serum concentration from topical use of these creams is minuscule and really will not harm the growing baby inside you. If you have open sores, that is a different story. Do not any Creams on open sores or open area of the skin while pregnant unless you ask the OB dr. first. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Identify the cause: After the cause is identified, the treatment can be specific. The most common reasons for cough include asthma, GE reflux, allergies, sinus problems, and after an infection (virus or pertussis), Rather than use a cough suppressant, an allergist can assist in finding the cause through an evaluation which may include chest x-ray, lung function test, allergy test, sinus CAT scan and labs. ...Read more
Everytime my son catches cold and cough, his cough heals very late. Please suggest an effective cough syrup or medicine?
The safest thing to : Do is see his pediatrician, as your son may have reactive airway disease or mild asthma. Upper respiratory infections can trigger bronchial spasms in people with these conditions, requiring medications called bronchodilators. It's always wise not to suppress coughs in children, except maybe at night for more restful sleep, but only if his doctor okays a medication with dextromethorphan. ...Read more
Cough and hydrododon: Yes it is effective, but can have some serious side effects and should not be used except when prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more
Treatment...: Treatment for cough depends on the etiology of the cough. For example, a cough due to bronchospasm is treated with bronchodilator inhalers. A cough due to acute bronchitis is treated with antibiotics, if due to bacterial infection. You need to see a doctor for cough treatment as not all over the counter therapies are indicated for all coughs and some may even be harmful in certain circumstances! ...Read more
Why are you coughing: The treatment of a cough is the treatment of the cause of the cough. The cause could be a cold or cancer or a dozen other things. Similarly, chinese herbs have been around for thousands of years. Some herbs are very helpful and some can be fatal when used improperly. Personally, I think you can do better with herbal tea (chinese or otherwise) and honey for most coughs. ...Read more
No cough syrup: There have been a number of studies showing that children's cough and cold medicines do not help and in some cases, children experience unpleasant side effects. It can be frustrating to deal with a cough, especially at night. Saline nasal spray, humidified air, or sleeping with the head somewhat propped up using extra pillows works for some. ...Read more
Toddler cough : Hello, zyrtec (cetirizine) is an antihistamine that may help with allergic disease. It will also help dry up excessive watery drainage. If your child has a cough linked to an allergic condition or possibly asthma, then zyrtec (cetirizine) may be very helpful. Check with your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more
I have a cough and I found a 3yr expired bottle of promethazine in my medicine cabinet, how safe and/or effective would it be if I took some?
Worthless: To begin with it is too far out of date to know how stable the chemicals are. Secondly. this is an antihistamine with little if any benefit for a cough. About 30% of perceived benefit to some products is a placebo effect. Try a little honey with lemon juice, old rx but works for some. ...Read more
Home remedy: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. Lemon juice & 1 tsp. Honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more
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