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What is the permanent cure for cough in children? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Jan-2014
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User:Hello doctor
User:my daughter is having cough since last 3 months
User:we have tried many medications but once we stop the medicine cough comes back
Doctor:What is her age?
User:3 years
Doctor:What are all the medicines that she used or tried?
User:she is taking nebulizer till yesterday
User:today she is coughing again
Doctor:What was the doctor's diagnosis?
Doctor:Why did you stop the nebulizer
User:it was given for 5 days. Doctor said it is happening because of allergies
Doctor:Did you say to the doctor that the cough is for 3 months?
Doctor:Were some tests done?
Doctor:Which city are you in?
User:before that she had taken antibiotics twice in last 2 months
User:I am in Hyderabad
Doctor:If the doctor says about allergy then you have to avoid the allergen
Doctor:YOu have to find out the allergen
Doctor:It could be in the food, air, the toys that she play
User:there were chest x-ray, blood culture and urine culture tests were done 15 days back
Doctor:Ok, your daughter will definitely do better if you think of these tips and follow
Doctor:1) Try to find out the allergen. Let her stay away from commoon allergens and this is how you can find
Doctor:2) Allergy skin testing can help you find allergen
Doctor:3) Most probably you daugther has allergic bronchiolitis
Doctor:4) Most children would come out of it spontaneously by 5 yrs of age
Doctor:5) Till then they have to avoid allergen and use inhalers
User:allergy skin testing, is this also a type of diagnostic test that we have to do
Doctor:Yes. You can avoid it by testing at home. As I said note the common allergen and keep your daughter away from them
Doctor:one by one
Doctor:and see if the cough receeds
User:thank you doctor for your time and suggestions
Doctor:You can also meet a Pediatric Pulmonologist
Doctor:in your city
Doctor:Do you have any more queries
User:no thanks doctor
Doctor:Thank you for visiting me here
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