Childhood Diseases

Posted by: chanty | 2010-11-25



My 10.5 month daughter has croup.
The doctor prescribed celestamine 1.25 ml, bronchoped and zithromax. I thought I had bronchoped at home, so I didnt bother getting it at the pharmacy. It turns out I have bronchese instead. Can I give her the bronchese? She weighs 10.3kg.

Expert's Reply



Your baby is not on the correct treatment for croup. She is too young to be on a powerful cortisone like Celestamine which also contains an old fashioned sedating antihistamine not recommneded for babies.She should be on a short acting safer cortisone such as Preflam or Prelone. Croup is usually caused by a virus infections and antibiotics are not usually prescribed. Bronchoped sometimes used for asthma not for croup.Bronkese is not used for croup. Most of often these days babies are nebulised at home with a medicine called Pulmicort and are better after a day or two.

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