How To Deal With A 1 Year Old Child Runny Nose For 9 Days

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My child is 1 year 5 months old. On the first day experiencing heat up to 38.1 u0026deg; C after taking a heat-lowering drug, the heat fell. The next day his body temperature was normal, but there was a cough and runny nose. For three days it was difficult to sleep because his breathing was blocked with snot. Then the cold subsides but the cough becomes more and more hot for 1 day. The next day I still had a cold but I was able to sleep well. His condition is now there is no cough, normal body temperature, runny nose is still there but not as bad as the previous days and at night can sleep soundly. During this time my child was given syrup from the pharmacy, almost 2 bottles have not used up. should i do? Do I have to see a doctor, while the corona virus is currently booming. There is a special fear for me if I bring my child out of the house.

1 Answer:

Hello Dian,

Thank you for the question.

Fever accompanied by a cold cough is indeed a symptom that often appears in children, and the following are possible causes of the condition:

 Common cold. Influenza. Allergic rhinitis. In general, the above diseases are caused by a viral infection that can heal by itself within 1-2 weeks without special treatment, including with this epidemic covid-19 disease. As a parent, you don't need to worry, and it's best to reduce visits to the health center or hospital to reduce the risk of infection.

Here's what you can do to help reduce the remaining cold complaints:

 Give warm steam to children, can be added with menthol, or with menthol balm, to relieve breathing. Identifying allergic factors. Try to avoid ingredients that often trigger allergies, such as dust, cold air, eggs, milk and milk products, and seafood, and nuts. Change clothes and bed linen regularly. Washing hands before and after interacting with children. Give children multivitamin supplements for immunity. If there are signs of tightness in the child, pulling the chest wall when the child is breathing, high fever (more than 38 degrees Celsius) for more than 3 days, the child appears to be inactive, contact your doctor immediately.

Hopefully this information can help and hopefully get well soon.

Regards.

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