Childhood Diseases

Posted by: suzanne | 2010-07-06


broncil pneumonia

Hi, my son was hospitalised in march with broncil pneumonia. he
was on singulair, deselex, and pulmsort to nebulise. he has developed this again now and is coughing with alot of phelgm. doctor has prescibed this again with augmentin es600. pls advise as how can we get rid of this cough permanently or prevent this in future

Expert's Reply



Your son [no age given] has had broncho-pneumonia twice since March. Many young children get repeated episodes of chest infections in their early years especially those under 3 years of age and those who attend creches or are in the company of other children of their age.Try to increase yor son's resistance to infection by giving him a probiotic such as Probiflora children's for 10 days every month through winter and give him Creche Guard daily.

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Posted by: Royi | 2010-07-07

My son was also admitted twice fo the same bronchopneumonia, in the beginning of April and agin end of April. Even today he is still coughing but I give him bronchoped syrup so that it should not get worse. I would also like to get something that will get rid of this thing permanetly.

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Posted by: HMom | 2010-07-06

Hi suz,
My daughter had this in April and was also hospitalised. She had suffered from phlem chest forever before that. She is 18 months now. After they managed to clear her chest with physio and the meds in the hospital she went on the seretide pump. I havent looked back - her chest doesnt stay 100% clear always obviously as she gets colds etc but no wheezing and tight coughing in the day and funny breathing. She also hasnt been on any anti-biotics so i would really recommend seretide if your paed suggests it..

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