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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hello
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User :   I would like to discuss about the health of my daughter who is 1 year and 11 monhts
Doctor :   Ok
User :   she has constant cough and cold
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when is she having this?
User :   until she was one year old..she was really fine and she didnot catch cold even once
Doctor :   Did you consult a Pediatrician for this? Did she receive any medications for this?
User :   soon after her first b'day she has frequent cold and it is really high in the nights and early mornings
User :   yes the pediatric sugessted Theo-asthalin and he said she has sysptoms of prediatic asthama
Doctor :   Is it present at a certain time of the year or is this present throughout?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is it just cough or is there a cold present?
User :   she had cold for around 2-3 months during the rainy was slightly better in Oct..but now she has it again.
User :   I can hear her breath I assume he has cold in her chest
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   She should avoid cold climate completely.
Doctor :   Is she on an inhaler?
User :   once she catches stays for almost 2 months..we visited the pediatric almost once a week and he tired different antibiotics but it was little help.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   yes she is on an inhaler now.. and we use the baby mask
Doctor :   Was a Chest Xray done?
User :   yes a chest xray and the blood test was done
Doctor :   Ok
User :   the doctor said she has flum in the chest
Doctor :   Ok
User :   she is having cold again from last week but this time I have not taken her to the doctor.. iam continuing the theo-asthalin and inhaler
User :   infact she puked today morning
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   She should recieve her medicines regularly without fail.
User :   what could be the reasons for such acute cold
User :   we dont give her anything cold icecreams
Doctor :   There could be several reasons like pediatric asthma, bronchiolitis
Doctor :   Is she being breast fed?
User :   no she was breast fed till 11 it is over a year
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   She should take more Vitamin A rich foods like Carrots, papayas, green leafy vegetables and
Doctor :   Fish liver oil
User :   ok
Doctor :   She should not be exposed to excess pollution, Cigarette smoke
Doctor :   What medications is she taking as of now?
User :   ok..can she be given fresh curd..which has not been put in the fridge?
Doctor :   Yes, she can be given curd and milk products if she is well tolerant to them.
Doctor :   Make her drink clear fluids like
User :   I called the doctor and he suggested the medicine "Clamp" twice a day 6ml and theo-asthalin 3.5 ml twice a day
Doctor :   water and juices as often as possible
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Continue with the medication for as long as prescribed.
Doctor :   Try to use a room humidifier wherever she stays
Doctor :   When she is having a bout, keep her in upright position.
User :   ok
Doctor :   If she is in pain during the cold, try to give her paracetamol syrup
User :   ok
Doctor :   With good management, a healthy diet and regular medicines, it should not be a problem for her in the future.
User :   when do you think this is going to get better..if is a pediatric asthama..?
Doctor :   Whether it is pediatric asthma or bronchiolitis is difficlt to identify.
User :   but I feel frequent anitbiotics is not good. what is your opinion?
Doctor :   But with good management, both need not be a problem.
Doctor :   As she has finished her antibiotic course, she may not need any more.
User :   is inhaler a good option? I hear mixed opinions about it
Doctor :   She can continue taking the asthalin and inhaler, as required.
Doctor :   The inhaler can be slowly weaned off once she starts making the improvement.
User :   ok. Thank you very much for your time
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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