Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: muffin | 2007/05/29

Q.

asthmatic

dear doc. I am a bit worried about my daughter, 3 1/2. She has dust mite allergy and asthma. She is on singulair, allecet and inflanase daily. This year she is sick every month (she started pre-primary in Jan). We seem to be using the asthma pump (asthavent)loads with her, whereas last year we didn't even use up one asthmavent pump, this year we have used one up in a matter of months. Could it be that we need to put her on stronger chronic medicine?

And then last night she was coughing so much, asthavent didn't work, finally in desperation we gave her iliadin and she stopped coughing after 10 mins - does this mean she had a post nasal drip cough and we were wrongly medicating her? I am so confused about this. SHould we see a specialist?
thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You should definitely see a specialist about your daughter and it would be best to see a paediatrician with an interest in paediatric respiratory diseses. There are experts in all the main centres in SA.

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