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3 year old having severe cough. Childhood asthma detected. Family history of asthma. Prescribed with cosyp and kefodime. Need advice

Hi... my daughter is 3 yrs old. For the past one n half year she is suffering from severe cough .. child specialist said she has childhood asthma .. three mnths back i started homeopathy treatment n she was very well for three months again on sept 1 ( current month) she suffered frm fever then cough n cold ... i again moved to alopathy... doc gave her cosyp e and kefodime but it didnt work at all.. yesterday he changed medicine to mits inctus dx and kefodime.. it worked a bit better.... n he said to start montair 4 again for month... does my kid has asthma...?? We dont have asthmatic history...
Asked On : Sun, 23 Sep 2012
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The child is receiving an antibiotic - rather strong! I wonder whether it is really indicated! Every asthmatic attack does not need an antibiotic. The cause may be allergy. The infection could be virus.
The other one is a cough syrup with 3 different drugs - symptomatic and good enough!
There is no medicine I see for wheezing - if it is asthma, there is no medicine the child is receiving for dilatation of the bronchus.
Montair is for long term prophylaxis (Reduction in severity and/or frequency). Its immediate effects are not great. It has to be taken for a long time - at least an year or more.
Asthma is not always familial
Some children may outgrow with age - don't worry
Asthma is diagnosed clinically / corroborated by Spirometry (Lung Function Tests / especially Peakflow) - also of use to assess worsening and improvement.
All the best
God bless you
Answered: Tue, 25 Sep 2012
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