Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: HMom | 2011-01-24

Q.

Trying to prevent a viral chest wheezing episode?

Hello Prof.
My daughter has just turned two and is a viral wheezer - she had rsv in April and was put on Seretide (she couldnt take Singulair due to bad dreams). Her paed said i can take her off the Seretide in late December. However she got CPox on 5 November and of course then got a viral chest attack even though they gave her the anti viral. Anyhow she never really wheezed but I could feel the phlegm vibrating when i put my hand on her back. It cleared up fantasically by two weeks ago (so it took 10 weeks to clear). I then took her off the Seretide (which she has been on since April).
Now my problem is this moring she woke up with a bit of a runny / stuffy nose. I immidialy started with salt water spray (sorry cant think of the name). What can i do to prevent this from turning into a chest problem again?
Also i have Creche Guard Cold and Flu which i have never given her - would this be ok to give her do you think? Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is always a good idea to concentrate on keeping your child's nose clear by using a saline nasal spray such as Sterimar or Salex at the first sign of a cold. It would be best to put your child back on Seretide when the winter starts. Also keep up with the Creche Guard and also give a probiotic for 10 days per month to boost her immunity.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.