Childhood Diseases

Posted by: kt | 2010-09-02



My 3 year old son has allergies. (His allergy count is 1280). He has been coughing a lot during the night and twice vomited up spit and phllegm. He is already on Zetofen twice a day. I took him to doc. He has prescribed ashtavent syrup and betanoid. Doc has always said he has mild ashma. Do you think an ashma pump is needed in this case. He has extremely harsh coughing attacks which leave him red in face.
Doc checked him and he has no chest infection and he hasnt a fever or feeling sick in any way.

Expert's Reply



Your son's cough is not due to asthma but is due to a virus infection which mimics whooping cough.In fact when the doctor listens to the chest of a child with whooping cough his chest will sound normal as happened with your son. He does not need any asthma medicines at all as these will not help his cough.Betanoid is a strong cortisone medicine. Tell the doctor that your son has a form of whooping cough. Ask him to prescribe Aterax Syrup 5ml at night. Sometimes this cough can last for longer than 3 months so it needs to be treated early.

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