Infant has severe cold. On nebulizer. What can help the child? - Online Doctor Chats
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My Son is suffering from Cold from last 7-8 days and is having very disturbed sleep at nights. I have approached a Pediatrician near my house (Santosh Nagar, Hyderabad). He asked me to put him on Nebulizer tonight. I'm not comfortable doing this as I have see that my cousins sons was also put to Nebulizer and was kind of habituated with it, till he was 4-5 years every time there is a season change he has to be put on Nebulizer. Do we have any other alternative. Please suggest.
May I know the age of your son?
Let me brief you.
Nebulizer delivers medications through aerosol form which is inhaled by patients/children.
It is given when the doctor
If none of these symptoms are present in your son, then I do not think your son needs nebulization.
However if any of these symptoms are present, nebulizer is the most preferred choice.
Apart from the nebulisation, oral syrup are added for extended benefits.
mornings I dont see any of these problems
Without an opportunity to examine your son's chest, I am in no position to decide whether the use of nebulizer is recommended to your son.
but at night he wakes up and starts crying at time
The crying may be a sign of on going bronchospasm.
Auscultating the chest gives us more information about what is happening inside the chest.
so for how many days should I continue him on Nebulizer?
As I said initially nebulizers are recommended if there are evidence of bronchospams.
A few children have these occasionally especially during times of infection
or during time of cold weather.
The duration of usage is therefore individualized depending on symptoms and signs.
Hence at this point of time we can only tell that he needs it.
Over the due course of time, you can get back to your pediatrician/chest physician to decide the duration of treatment.
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Do you have any other query?
no.. I will get back to you tomorrow
one more question
We will be able to assist you further whenever you need it.
how serious is bronchospasm
Bronchospasm is part of a clinical entity like bronchial asthma, allergic bronchitis, cold weather and respiratory infection.
You will need to talk to his consulting doctor to understand which of this clinical entity is causing his symptoms.
ok thank you
The severity of the problem depends on what we are dealing with.
the symptoms are not sign of
a XXXXXXX condition.
So you do not worry.
I will get back to you once I talk to my doctor tomorrow..
Discuss with his treating doctor to learn about his problem better.
Yes, we will be able to address your queries better after knowing about your son.
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