Friday, April 25, 2008

When To See Your Doctor For Cold And Coughs Treatment

When your symptoms get worse. If you suffer from other health conditions such as asthma or diabetes that worsen during a cold. It is also advised that you consult your doctor if the symptoms come on suddenly, are severe or last longer than usual.

See your doctor if you or your child suffer from:
- Temperature higher than 38.5 0C (380C in children)
- Chills
- Severe headache
- Hurting eyes
- Chest pains
- Shortness of breath, noisy or fast breathing or difficulty in breathing.
- Skin rash
- Pale or mottled skin
- Vomiting
- Difficulty waking up or drowsiness
- Persistent cough
- Aching muscles

Immediately see your doctor if your baby develops:
- Bulging of the fontanel (soft spot on the top of baby’s head)
- High temperature
- Strange high pitched cry
- Lack of energy
- Loss appetite/ not drinking or feeding properly
- Earache

Source: Health care booklet from Guardian pharmacy (Adapted from

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