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Baby is suffering from cold and more importantly cough since past 2 days. Doctor has prescribed T-minic drops 0.5 ml oral for 3 days and post to which cough didnot subside, then to use Kufril drops 0.5 ml thrice a day. However on using first instance of T-minic baby had pooped 4 times (Can be because he was on antibiotics just a week back for ear infection. His stools were more in number atleast twice after every feed. But once medicnes are stopped his stools were back to normal and he poops only once a day). and also his cough has increased very much. His feeding routine got slightly distrubed as he is not able to complete the bottle with ease. He leaves an ounce or so sometimes due to stuffy nose or congestion. Are these medications safe for a 5 month old baby? if not what precautions to be taken to soothe him from cough and cold?

PAST HISTORY : Baby is exclusively being bottle fed due to lactose/Milk protien intolerance. He was on IV antibitics 3 times in his first 1-4 months due to milk allergy.

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Thanks for your query...

First of all we need to exclude lower respiratory tract infection which may include pneumonia or bronchiolitis.Take your child to a paediatrician for clinical examination.U mentioned your child was on antibiotics 3 times in last 4 months.Was it due to lactose intolerance only leading to loose motions or for some other illness also ??
Has exclusive bottle feeding advised to you by a paediatrician after diagnosis of lactose intolerance or the child was bottle fed since birth ?? Please also specify which milk formula are you giving to your child.Let me inform you that feeding milk by bottles is an open invitation to all sorts of infections including diarrhoea,cough and cold,ear infections etc.So even if you are giving artificial milk for whatever reason please feed the baby by cup and spoon made of steel.As far as these cough and cold medicines are concerned these are safe for the baby if given in proper doses under medical supervision.If your baby develops danger signs like fast breathing,chest in-drawing take him to hospital immediately.

Wishing for his speedy recovery...

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