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Dear DR, my one year two month baby suddenly got cough, cold from yesterday and now fever is also started. I am having the P125 drops but i dont know the dosage. can you please suggest me a medicine?

Dear Stalin,

Infants get attacks of cough and cold with fever almost 6-8 times a year, and usually do not need any other medicine ... except saline nose drops to open up the nose, and paracetamol for fever (if present, and if more than 37.8 degree C).

The dose of paracetamol syrup would be about 5 ml of a product having 120-125 mg/5 ml; the drops contain 125 mg/1ml, so 1 ml would be enough ... and you may use them up to 3 times in 24 hours (day + night).

Hope this answers your query.

Please do not use antibiotics or cough syrups without consulting a physician in person with the child.

Dr. Taher


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Dr. Taher Kagalwala


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Qualified Pediatrician practising since 29 years.
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Indian Academy of Pediatrics, life member. Mumbai Branch of the I.A.P., life member. Genetics Chapter of the I.A.P.

Indian Pediatrics, Indian Journal of Pediatrics, Toxicology Abstracts.

M.D., M.R.C.P.C.H. (U.K.), Ph. D. (U.S.A.) D.C.H.

Awards and Honors
Gold Medallist in D.C.H., April, 1985
Highest aggregate marks in University of Mumbai, for M.D. ( Pediatrics ), October 1986.
Passed out with distinction from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, U.K. in 2015.

Past/Present Clients
1. Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (K.E.M. Hospital) 2. Private consulting practice. Worked as the Asst. Paediatrician and DNB Teacher at Masina Hospital. Also visiting Saifee Hospital, Mumbai. 3. Ministry of Health in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a Specialist Paediatrician. 4. Now with the NHS, UK as a Specialist Paediatric Registrar at Blackpool, Lancashire, UK.

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