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Controlling asthma through asthalin inhalers - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   My 6 year old daughter has asthma that only gets bad when she has a cold. She started having a cough 8 days ago, the fever with wheezing started 5 days ago. I took her to the doctor the next day, he gave her a breathing treatment and says the fever is due to a virus. Last night, day 7 the fever got higher (102.8) and she had a really hard time breathing so I took her to the ER, she had another breathing treatment and was given a steroid for her asthma. She then was sent home. The ER doctor says that she has no infection, just a virus. Tonight she still has the fever which has lasted 5 days and she is coughing up blood, what do I do? Does is sound like she has an infection?
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User :   ok
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the symptoms that your daughter is having could be due to the viral infection getting secondarily infected with bacterial infection making the asthma worse
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asthma is known to get worse with the infection
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was your daugther on continuous treatment?
User :   Should I take her to the ER tonight or is it ok to wait until morning?
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what is important now is to take her to a higher center
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she should be admitted until her symptoms get controlled and the asthma symptoms get fine.
User :   My daughter only has treatment for asthma when she has a cold, any other time she is fine.
Doctor :   if she is having asthma, she should be in continuous treatment
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as asthma should be controlled with medicines to prevent exacerbation and the bronchial tree from getting stiffened due to intermittent worsening of symptoms
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she should be taking her steroid and the asthalin inhaler treatment daily
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for some time
User :   She has no asthma symptoms when she is not sick, she can run and play without any breathing problems.
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it is not necessary to have asthma symptoms all the time
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but the the effects wil be there
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it is a hyper reactive airway disease due to which it can manifest anytime
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especially when there is a precipitating factor of cold or infection
User :   Her doctor only has her on a inhaler as a as needed use
User :   he has not told me any of this
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and manage her symptoms better
User :   ok thanks
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she should be examined and evaluated by a 'chest medicine' doctor
ok
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
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User :   Thank you for your help. Again, should I take her in tonight? Her fever is controlled and she has taken her inhaler and Prednisolone? She is having no trouble with her breathing just the blood is scaring me.
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have you followed what i have said?
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ok
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she should be taken
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most probably the blood is come due to the break in the blood vessels of the airways
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if it does not stop or is continuous, then please do not wait
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take her tonight itself
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she should continue her inhalers
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especially all the time, and the predinisolone inhaler should be taken if any acute attack is there
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but the asthalin inhaler should be continued
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along with teh other preventive measures.
User :   thanks again
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