Childhood Diseases

Posted by: HMom | 2011/01/24


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



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.

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