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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Tammy | 2008/07/31

Q.

Brongiolitis and salt nebulizing

Hi Doc,

My Little One is now 5 weeks old and had the RS Virus a week ago and was in hospital for a week due to low O2. The doc said to continue with salt nebulizing. How long should i continue and is it beneficial to the lungs?

One more - she is also supposed to use Singulair Sprinkles but i see on the leaflet that it is only for children 2 years and up. Is it safe for my 1 month old and how long must i continue using it?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Singulair in sprinkle form is usually safe, but there is no information available on using this medicine in such young babies [the youngest safety data is for babies of 3 months upwards].I would not be happy to use Singulair in a baby of 1 month until we have safety information for this age group.
I do not know what you mean by salt nebulising. What is it that you are using?I have not had any experience of only using a salt solution [that is without any other added medication] when nebulising a baby.You should contact your paediatrician and ask if you must continue and for how long you need to use this form of nebulisation.

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