Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: H|Mom | 2011-11-30

Q.

Seretide

Hello Prof. and thans for you reply in advance.

Why would a child who doesnt have asthma be put onto seretide? My little girl wheezes slightly when she gets sick but I dont understand why at 3 she needs to be on Seretide chronically? She apparently doesnt have any allergies either however i dont agree with that as she gets sick every September and every April / May. I give her Deselex 2.5 every evening and if she gets a post nasal drip i give her ac200 which seems to help is this ok.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is unusual for a child who is not allergic to get ill so regularly in spring and autumn. If your daughter has been tested and is not allergic,then she probably has 'recurrent viral wheezing'. This is a passing problem and only affects children during the pre-school years. There is no benefit in using Seretide as it does not help children with recurrent viral wheezing. You can safely stop this medicine. Deselex is an antihistamine and is safe to use if it helps to treat your daughter's symptoms. You can also use the AC200 when necessary.

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Posted by: Mommy | 2011-11-30

I am no doctor, by my little boy was on Seritide for a year or so, because everytime het got sick he became very chesty. He was also allergic to cows milk. The dr said that the Seritide was a preventave measure, because chances were good that he would develop asthma in future. He is now very healthy and has not even had a serious cold the whole year.

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