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Cold, Sinus & Blocked Nose: All you need to know

Dr. Shipra Mathur - Paediatrician


Dec 12, 2017 | 4 : 00 PM to 5 : 30 PM

Winter is coming! And so are the trail of diseases. Cold, sinus and blocked nose are just the most common ones that can give you and your child sleepless nights. What are the differences between cold and sinus? Why does nose get blocked? What should you do to give immediate relief to your child? 



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my 4 months baby gets sleepless nights due to nostrils get blocked.Pediatrician prescribed nasal dro....

my 4 months baby gets sleepless nights due to nostrils get blocked.Pediatrician prescribed nasal drop but any other solution for this.please suggest something to give her relieve.

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Shipra Mathur
1. sleep with head end raised 2. use nasal drops more frequently 3. if still a problem, can take oral decongestants - check with your paediatrician 2017-12-12 16:07:19
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hello mam,mera beta 5 saal ka h uska weight 11kg h or hight b kam h or use sardi zukam jaldi ho jata....

hello mam,mera beta 5 saal ka h uska weight 11kg h or hight b kam h or use sardi zukam jaldi ho jata h nose block ho jata h jisse wo raat sahi se so nhi pata h or uske legs me b dard rehta jisse wo raat ko so nhi pata h baar uth jata h ,main usse kya khilaun k wo fit rahe

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hi, you will need to make sure that he has a diet rich in proteins and is well balanced. There is a blog on our website that addresses that too. But given his growth concerns and immunity, please get him properly assessed by a paediatrician too to check for any vitamin deficiencies/ other problems etc. 2017-12-12 16:10:30
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my son is severe headache near eyebrows.how i can treat it .pls answer it

my son is severe headache near eyebrows.how i can treat it .pls answer it

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Hi, for acute pain you may use a simple paracetamol. If there is associated cold/congestion and possible sinusitis with it - stem inhalation will help and giving a good decongestant medicine along with it as per your doctor will help. 2017-12-12 16:12:42
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my son is 7+he has childhood asthma what should i do to cure it

my son is 7+he has childhood asthma what should i do to cure it

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You may prevent the flare ups by avoiding known triggers like dust, pollen etc. Also be regular with the asthma medication if on prophylaxis and take sos treatment in time. 2017-12-12 16:15:22
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my son is 3.2 years old. he suffers from cold and cough as soon as winters start. plz suggest some h....

my son is 3.2 years old. he suffers from cold and cough as soon as winters start. plz suggest some home remedies for the same. also how strengthen the immune system to cope up with the weather change. and when one should visit the doctor for cold n cough as doctors only prescribe antibiotics which are harmful in the long run.

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Shipra Mathur
Home remedies include honey in warm water, steam inhalation etc and are explained in a blog on our website. Give nutritious food rich in vitamins esp C and proteins to improve immunity. visit doctor if fever is high/persistent; cough significant and symptoms are starting to affect breathing/sleeping/feeding. 2017-12-12 16:18:21
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hi mam my daughter 3yr old got cold .she says her right ear is paining and i have put ear drops. now....

hi mam my daughter 3yr old got cold .she says her right ear is paining and i have put ear drops. now she has fever also what is home remedies we can do.

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Give paracetamol for fever and best to have her ear examined by doctor as home remedies may not be enough. She may need decongestants and antibiotics even if the ear is seen to be infected. 2017-12-12 16:20:13
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Hello Ma'm, my daughter is 2 .5 yrs..n her weight 9.5 kg. She is having cold as soon as the winter s....

Hello Ma'm, my daughter is 2 .5 yrs..n her weight 9.5 kg. She is having cold as soon as the winter started.two months back she had severe cough.I am afraid if her cough reoccur.I am giving Nasivion nasal drop to her,Vicks Baby rub n mustard n losun oil massage.Is there any other suggestions you would like to advice?

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hi ankita, you are already doing the right things. Keep her warm, encourage to eat well - milk/nuts etc and warm drinks like soup etc. 2017-12-12 16:23:05
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Hello,My daughter is 11 's nd son is 8year old .how I prevent them frm cold nd cough in this winter....

Hello,My daughter is 11 's nd son is 8year old .how I prevent them frm cold nd cough in this winter season

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hi,, keep them warm in this weather and encourage a healthy balanced diet rich in milk/eggs/nuts/soup etc.Avoid close contact with people with respiratory infections.Take medication early if needed. 2017-12-12 16:28:23
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pls write an article about the topic in detail what has to be done in such situations as my son face....

pls write an article about the topic in detail what has to be done in such situations as my son face all these 3 problems

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sure, there are a few blogs that address these concerns on our website. Please have a read through them too. 2017-12-12 16:29:29
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my daughter is 8 yrs...she easily catch up by cold, this has started few months back. she is having....

my daughter is 8 yrs...she easily catch up by cold, this has started few months back. she is having blocked or running nose twicw or thrice a month? please advise

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hi, make sure she is warm and well clad both outdoors and indoors. offer warm nutritious food including soup,nuts, eggs milk, vegetable stews etc. it may help to take an anti allergic early and use nasal saline drops to decongest the nose. 2017-12-12 16:32:23
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my daughter is suffering with cold not in winter also in summer some times. when she is sleeping som....

my daughter is suffering with cold not in winter also in summer some times. when she is sleeping some sound is coming from her nose due breathing problem how can i control this

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Hi, It sounds like her nose/airway gets blocked easily. Please use nasal saline drops frequently for her. you may use medicated drops too twice a day and an anti allergic if the symptoms are frequent and severe. 2017-12-12 16:34:18
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Hello Doctor. My son aged 3 years 10 months , suffering with cold and cough. He is presently taking....

Hello Doctor. My son aged 3 years 10 months , suffering with cold and cough. He is presently taking ascoril and delpodine. but the drugs were not showing much improvement. also my son is with less immunity. can u suggest me few remedies to control his cold and cough and improve his immunity. Note: We are vegetarians .

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HI, the cold and cough may be allergic and benefit from using an anti allergic now and for prevention too - check with your doctor regarding this. Offer more vitamin C rich fruits / dal/ nuts in his diet to improve his immunity. 2017-12-12 16:36:52
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hello mam my son is 6+ n he is one nostril left is almost blocked n h snores at night .qht should i....

hello mam my son is 6+ n he is one nostril left is almost blocked n h snores at night .qht should i do.

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hi, you need to use nasal drops for him- saline and medicated ones are available. make him sleep with the head end raised with extra pillow.Consult ENT if little improvement only. 2017-12-12 16:38:37
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hi my son is going to be 7 next month.he usually suffers nose block during night times in winter sea....

hi my son is going to be 7 next month.he usually suffers nose block during night times in winter season and he is unable to sleep.please suggest me some remedy.

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1.make him sleep with head end raised with extra pillow. 2. Use nasal saline drops frequently to unblock the nose. you may need to use medicated drops too. 2017-12-12 16:40:17
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hi doctor my baby is 2 and 6 month old ,he is very cough at early mornung continuious 2 houe please....

hi doctor my baby is 2 and 6 month old ,he is very cough at early mornung continuious 2 houe please help

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hi, early morning cough may be due to wheezing which is allergic usually and best detected by examination.or due to mucus in the nose/throat . For that, make him sleep with head end raised and use nasal spray to help decongest the nose. 2017-12-12 16:42:36
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my son 4yrs 10 months old catches cold with running nose followed by wheezing give me good suggestio....

my son 4yrs 10 months old catches cold with running nose followed by wheezing give me good suggestion

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he has an allergic tendency - give anti allergic medication early and avoid known triggers like cold/dust etc. 2017-12-12 16:43:52
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hello Doc..My son is two yr old. I always start with home remedies at the onset of symptoms of cold.....

hello Doc..My son is two yr old. I always start with home remedies at the onset of symptoms of cold..sometimes it works but other times eventually I have to switch to syrups..I wait for 2-3 days and if the cold doesnot subside then I suggest a doc. Is this approach ok..and is Nebuliser a good option?

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hi, yes it is fine to try home remedies first but medicated syrups are also best taken on doctor's advise. Nebuliser is needed if there is wheezing /breathing difficulty and not otherwise. 2017-12-12 16:46:04
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hi pls tell me how to Health Drink immunity in kids to fight cold n flu n other diseases.......

hi pls tell me how to Health Drink immunity in kids to fight cold n flu n other diseases.......

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A balance nutritious diet is essential - include egg/milk/fruits/nuts/vegetable soup etc in the diet. please find a blog on our website that addresses this well. 2017-12-12 16:47:32
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my daughter is 10+ she often has blocked nose , breathes through mouth feels difficult to breathe ha....

my daughter is 10+ she often has blocked nose , breathes through mouth feels difficult to breathe has low energy levels takes a lot...of time to eat...what should i do?

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Hi, best to see an ENT specialist to assess the airway/tonsils/adenoids. Take care, 2017-12-12 16:51:23
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my 2.6 yrs baby girl has runny nose. plz suggest any home remedies.

my 2.6 yrs baby girl has runny nose. plz suggest any home remedies.

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Plenty of warm fluids. keep her well covered when outdoors, nasal saline drops to decongest and steam inhalation if blocked nose. vapor rubs/oil massage may help. 2017-12-12 16:53:05
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My 6year daughters have sneezing problem specially in the morning after wake up......n bad coughing....

My 6year daughters have sneezing problem specially in the morning after wake up......n bad coughing at midnight.....its kind of stroke in both the cases at is recurring....

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hi, she has allergic symptoms..she may need an oral anti allergic at bedtime like cetrizine. keep her bed clothes/linen clean and room dust and pollen free. 2017-12-12 16:55:28
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hello mam... my son is having cough n phelgm a lot. kindly plz suggest me how to remove phelgm so th....

hello mam... my son is having cough n phelgm a lot. kindly plz suggest me how to remove phelgm so that they feel relieved.

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hi, would depend on his age...take oral decongestant medicine . avoid cold water, warm soups/fluids will help. 2017-12-12 16:57:00
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my son is 2.7 years old usko bahut zyada cold and caugh rahta h jiski wajh se vo many time vomiting....

my son is 2.7 years old usko bahut zyada cold and caugh rahta h jiski wajh se vo many time vomiting bhi karta h g nose bhi block rahti h g doctor se medicine bhi lete h per zyada relief nhi milta h jiski wajh se khana peena band ker deta h g kya Karna chahiyr

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hi, for nose block use nasal saline drops frequently and pre feeds/ bedtime. That should help with his feeding problems too. 2017-12-12 17:01:07
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my daugher is 5 yrs old. she catches cold almost every month. what should i do so that she does not....

my daugher is 5 yrs old. she catches cold almost every month. what should i do so that she does not affected by cold so feequently

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hi, help to improve her immunity by giving a more balanced diet, supplements if needed. Read a blog on our website that addresses this.If allergic, avoid known allergens like pollen, dust , cold etc. 2017-12-12 17:02:59
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Hi my son is 3 yrs old .He is suffering from cold specially running nose.This happens after he joine....

Hi my son is 3 yrs old .He is suffering from cold specially running nose.This happens after he joined preschool.Every two weeks once.kindly let me know any thing i cando to increase his immunity becuase i m not preferring to use medicines every time for this tender age

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hi, to an extent it is expected to have frequent colds/coughs when children join preschool and come in contact with others. if mild, not a worry. work on his diet - more fruits/ vegetables/egg/nuts/ fish and meat/dal etc. 2017-12-12 17:05:01
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My daughter is 2.7 months old, in this situation I use MAXTRA oral drops for instant relief plz guid....

My daughter is 2.7 months old, in this situation I use MAXTRA oral drops for instant relief plz guide me may I should use it or not

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Please use them on a doctors advise only in the recommended dose and duration for that particular episode. Not for using on your own on a as and when needed basis. 2017-12-12 17:06:52
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My 5 year old son often gets cold . It last for few days. eg) last month he got cold.. till now he....

My 5 year old son often gets cold . It last for few days. eg) last month he got cold.. till now he has cold but not vigourously ..He is active so i didnt bother. will it happen bcoz of weather

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yes, it sounds more allergic than viral. If mild , need not medicate. 2017-12-12 17:09:08
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Good day. My son is 2yrs and 5 months. He has been getting cold very often in past one month. The mu....

Good day. My son is 2yrs and 5 months. He has been getting cold very often in past one month. The mucus seems to thicken for few days but again the runny nose starts. Please advise.

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hi, its not unusual given the weather. If mild, need not medicate. Keep warm, warm water soup etc. use nasal saline drops if blocked nose. If persistent, you may use an anti allergic/decongestant medicine as per a doctors advise. 2017-12-12 17:11:15
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Hello madam mera beta 2saal ka hai aur use sardi bahut jaldi ho jati hai so please kuch suggest ki....

Hello madam mera beta 2saal ka hai aur use sardi bahut jaldi ho jati hai so please kuch suggest kijiye

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Make sure his diet is balance and nutritious - please read the blog on our website that talks about this. More warm fluids/soups/fruits/dal etc.This will build his immunity and supplement vitamins and iron if needed - check with your doctor who can examine and advise. 2017-12-12 17:13:35
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mam my son is 3 yrs old . har winter me usko cough and cold and blocked nose rahta h

mam my son is 3 yrs old . har winter me usko cough and cold and blocked nose rahta h

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1. keep warm esp when outdoors 2. use nasal drops - saline or even medicated to decongest the nose 3 Build his immunity by providing vitamin and protein rich diet ..egg/meat/ soup/ fruits and vegetables. 4. use anti allergic early if seasional episodes only 2017-12-12 17:16:14
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hi my baby is 2.5 months old. whenever she drinks milk ,she makes some noise which makes us feel tha....

hi my baby is 2.5 months old. whenever she drinks milk ,she makes some noise which makes us feel that she has breathing difficulty and lungs are filled with mucus. and also before she falls into deep sleep, she rltakes larger breaths and also has little cough. please suggest

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my 3months old son is down with cold and cough. The phlegm deposited in his nostrils and throat unab....

my 3months old son is down with cold and cough. The phlegm deposited in his nostrils and throat unable him to breath eat and sleep. I cant see him suffering this. I am giving him maxtra oral drop and solvin nasal drop frequently but still the mucos is forming again. Please help.

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hi, your son probably needs a decongestant/mucolytic also if the phlegm is affecting his sleep and feeding. make him sleep with head end raised. 2017-12-12 16:04:40
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My 3 yr old pre-schooler catches cold very frequently.I m presently giving her cetrizine and alex j....

My 3 yr old pre-schooler catches cold very frequently.I m presently giving her cetrizine and alex junior syrup and also betonin syrup to increase immunity. She is a choosy eater.Any suggestion is welcome.

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hi, make sure her diet is adequate and balanced still . there is a blog on the website that addresses this. you may use nasal saline drops for a blocked nose early and frequently. Keep her warm and encourage warm fluids like soup, milk etc 2017-12-12 16:25:58
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my daughter is 2yrs 7months old...and all time she is suffering from cough and cold...any kind of fo....

my daughter is 2yrs 7months old...and all time she is suffering from cough and cold...any kind of food like honey....tulsi...or sesanal food ..i give her...nothing is changed the situation . ..inspite of that...i have to be apply nasal drop like nasivian regularly i also try a lot to give only homeopathic medicine. ..but only homeopathy doesnt control her cough and cold and the situation became worst.. .lastly i have to give her allopathic syrup..like ascoril/levolulin...and also montair lc regularly(under dr prescription )but whenever i want to stop she faces same problem ......and i have no way...what will i do?how long should i gave it to her?and how long do i continue nasal dro p ..pls madam help me out of this situation. .

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HI, sometimes at this age children may need a pronged course. You may have her checked for iron and vitamin D deficiency and supplement that if needed - that will help her recover faster. Saline nasal drops may be given frequently when there is nasal block and not otherwise. Keep her diet rich and balanced. 2017-12-12 16:50:04
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my son is 2.8 years old and he catches cold easily followed by cought. I understand they have low im....

my son is 2.8 years old and he catches cold easily followed by cought. I understand they have low immune powe but how can i help him improve it. can I start giving him chavanprash ? if yes can you suggest a good one pls.....!!

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You can improve his immunity by including more fruits/nuts/milk products/fish /meat /veg soup etc in his diet. yes you may give chyavanprash.. 2017-12-12 16:59:11
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My nephew gets cold and cough at every change of season and then it lasts for at least a month or so....

My nephew gets cold and cough at every change of season and then it lasts for at least a month or so. Any suggestions please.

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He is 3+ 2017-12-12 17:17:31
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hi, it seems to be more allergic than viral. He would benefit from using anti allergic early or even a preventer one like montelucast before the change of season. 2017-12-12 17:18:48
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We give him anti allergic 2017-12-12 17:19:28
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prescribed by a doctor but still it does take that much time for him to recover. 2017-12-12 17:19:57
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Montclair 2017-12-12 17:20:16
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for one 2017-12-12 17:20:23
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Shipra Mathur
yes, and avoid any other triggers like pollen an d dust 2017-12-12 17:21:14
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ok anything else doctor. the diet -- he eats a rich diet of fruits and veggies and drinks soup as welll 2017-12-12 17:22:07
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can introduce nuts, eggs , meat if you have non veg 2017-12-12 17:22:52
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yes he eats eggs and nuts as well 2017-12-12 17:23:06
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he had pneumonia when he was a year old and that led to blood infection as well and since then his immunity has been low. 2017-12-12 17:23:41
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though we have started chawanprash for him he is yet to develop a liking for it. 2017-12-12 17:24:12
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Shipra Mathur
ok, though that should not impact so much now 2017-12-12 17:24:14
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yes, that he may continue with.. 2017-12-12 17:24:35
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Shipra Mathur
Take care! 2017-12-12 17:24:57
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thank you doctor 2017-12-12 17:25:10

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