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Peribronchial cough and respiratory infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My son is 7 he has cough for a month they give me sirup, antibiotics( which I don't know why. He is still coughing today I ask to do x ray cx and results are mild peribronchial coughing. Is that serious and now he is on singular, zyrtec and predinisolon
Doctor :   hI
User :   Hi
Doctor :   give me couple of mins to read your query.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   peribronchial cough
Doctor :   is a radilogical sign
Doctor :   it could mean many causes
Doctor :   for example respiratory infections, pneumonia,and many more
User :   Yes I don't know what is that his ARNP didn't explain nothing to me she scared me to death
Doctor :   since your son had cough, these changes can be expected
Doctor :   the mucus gets collected in the respiratory bronchioles and these changes are noticed in an x ray
Doctor :   what was it that you were told about?
User :   What is best to give him
Doctor :   he is on the right medicines.
Doctor :   I feel he has had a mild lower respiratory track infection
User :   Just give him singular zyrtec and 3 days of prednisone
Doctor :   which has led to these changes.
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   singular will combat with the allergic causes and prevents a re attack
Doctor :   Zyrtec is an antihistaminic
Doctor :   this will reduce the allergy, mucus and further problems
User :   Do u think he can get lung collapse
Doctor :   and prednisolone is usually prescribed for the specific cause which the doctor would have observed.
Doctor :   it is too early to think on such lines, as I mentioned earlier, it depends on the cause and severity
Doctor :   As you have mentioned mild changes
Doctor :   nothing to worry
Doctor :   as he is on treatment already.
Doctor :   his problem will setlle down
User :   Really I am so scared because I red on Internet some stuff and o my god scared me
Doctor :   are you there withme?
Doctor :   No, please do not go by internet.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   If the cause is picked up early, for example pneumonia, it can be treated and further changes can be prevented with intervention.
Doctor :   lung collapse is a late complication , if the condition goes severe or left un attended.
User :   Do u think he can play his soccer and karate. They told me it's not pneumonia
Doctor :   Has the doctor asked you to go for a follow up for your child?
User :   For a month
Doctor :   It need not be pneumonia, it could be anything i mentioned above.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   U think these meds will help him
Doctor :   Yes, they will help.
Doctor :   If he has cough it is better to wait for a couple of weeks and then resume his soccer.
Doctor :   As he needs to recover fully.
User :   God bless you I can go sleep now some doctors not believe that parents can be scared with prognosis
Doctor :   I truly understand the concern of parents about the children.
User :   And they won't explain anything I always pay for explanations
Doctor :   Do not worry, as you have taken care to act soon, he is under good monitoring and follow ups.
Doctor :   one can always feel safe.
User :   I will stop his soccer for now until he fells better and thank you soooooo much
Doctor :   generally in kids, these changes are most often a viral infection.
Doctor :   these viral infections pass off by themselves, but what is important is, we must treat even the symptoms soon as it is generally symptomatic treatment only.
Doctor :   yes, soccer can wait.
Doctor :   hope i answered all your questions.
Doctor :   did you follow what I suggested?
Doctor :   any other questions i can help you with?
User :   Good night and thank you. Yes u did thank you again
Doctor :   pleasure here.
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   wishing him a speedy recovery.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   No problem thanks
User :   Bye
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