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Taking Beudocort and Levolin for cough and chest congestion. Can I continue the same medicines? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Nov-2013
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User:Hello Dr
Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:My son if 7 months is having cough and congestion from past 20 days. I have visited pediatrician twice and she administered Beudocort and Levolin for 3 days. And levolin for next few days until congestion is over. So, once the congestion was not visible, we stopped it. But, now we are seeing that the cough is back and he is having chest congestion. Can we still continue the same medicines?
User:He's 7 months old
User:And we are doing nebulization
Doctor:Levolin can be given again if he has difficulty breathing
User:We can hear a noise from his chest when he's breathing
Doctor:Beudocort is a steroidal medication and is usually employed as last resort to control symptoms of asthma
Doctor:In that case give him levolin
User:Do we need to add any saline?
User:Is it fine coz he has cough from almost a month now
Doctor:Regarding beudocort consult an asthma specialist before giving it
Doctor:Thirdly try to find the trigger for the cough and avoid it
User:We had consulted our pediatrician.
Doctor:The reason is that if it is an infection, then it may become worse with it
User:It could be the climate . Here in bangalore, it's cold and windy and warm in the day
Doctor:Yes dust and wind are usual triggers
User:And he's mostly imdoor
Doctor:Exercise can also be a trigger sometimes
Doctor:Regarding drinking water
User:And I have an elder son on 4 years. He gets cold frm school
Doctor:give him water from an RO system
User:My baby who is suffering from cough is just 7 'months
Doctor:In that case your younger kid should be kept away from older kid
Doctor:Try anti-allergic medication like cetirizine syrup for runny nose and sneezing for both kids
User:Is there a need for saline mix for nebiulization?
Doctor:give the dose according to their ages
Doctor:Regarding saline, your doctor will be better able to tell
User:Thanks doctor
Doctor:I think saline has to be mixed with medicine
Doctor:Thats how the company precribes it
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
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