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Treatment measures for asthma in the pediatric group - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My three year old son has asthma and when he gets to coughing bad at night his doctor normally gives him orapred but he throws it right back up so it doesn't help. He has been up all night now can't stop coughing and has thrown up 7 times because of it. What should we do for him
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Has the cough increased recently?
User :   Yes since yesterday afternoon
Doctor :   Does he have other symptoms such as fever, breathing difficulties?
Doctor :   Does he produce sputum when he coughs?
User :   Yeah a little breathing difficulty. He is hoarse and barky
Doctor :   Ok
User :   He has thrown up 7 times
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   Symptoms of asthma are treated in pediatric age groups are treated by use of oral syrups or by inhalational drug ( by means of spacer).
Doctor :   However, an acute onset severe cough/aggravation of symptoms can also indicate an infective cause -especially in young individuals.
Doctor :   Hence I would suggest you to consider consulting your pediatrician for physical examination.
User :   He is on medicine and took albuteral breathing treatment and it didn't help at all
Doctor :   An examination of the chest is necessary to rule out an infective cause.
Doctor :   Inhalational steroids given in the through spacer may help (alternative to oral steroid medications)
Doctor :   Hence I suggest you to consult your pediatrician for evaluation and the treatment.
User :   It is 3 in the morning here should I wait for the doctors office to open or do I need to take him to the er
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   You may take him to the ER as he is repeatedly vomiting and has breathing difficulty.
User :   Ok thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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