Our whatsapp is full of treatment queries and we get endless calls for treatment on phone. Now even facebook messenger is overflowing with long detailed messages for treatment.
It is very risky and life threatening to prescribe any medications just on behalf of symptoms.
Allopathy's main strength is a good physical examination, which helps us in excluding serious diseases or confirming diagnosis . Even if we say it seems like viral, it is only after good clinical examination otherwise in children even Malaria or typhoid can mimic viral infection ..there is no season-specific antidote available so far...
Moreover, course of childhood illnesses have become very unpredictable in recent years and some seriousness may be just missed until a repeated examination is carried out by doctor like Jaundice, Dengue fever and even more...
Even a problem as simple as cough could be a subtle sign of an underlying serious chest disease.
All diseases have signals for seriousness which are picked up early only by a doctor. eg telephonicTreatment of Diarrhea can be devastating as you do not know early deterioriation.
Dr. Anuj Rastogi