My 10 year old son is nasal drainage, a barking cough 


Q: My 10 year old son is nasal drainage, a barking cough (like a seal), sore throat and complying of a headache. The dr can't see him for two days.

He has a Hx of asthma and chronic bronchitis and upper respiratory problems.


A:   Hello,
Thank you for your query at

I understand your concern.
He seems to be having a combination of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), with an associated bronchitis.
He needs to be put on antibiotic therapy. A good choice antibiotic would be Syrup. Cefixime 1 teaspoon twice daily for 5-7 days or Cap. Augmentin 325 mg twice daily for 5-7 days.
Additionally, he needs Syrup. Ascoril 1 teaspoon twice daily till the cough subsides. Since the cough is severe a combination of Montelukast + Levocetirizine will further help in draining the secretions, reducing the cough. One tablet can be taken at bedtime for 3 days.

Hope this was helpful,

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