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3.5 years old suffering from severe cough, is it asthma ?

my 3.5 yrs child s cough started on 1st april and stop on 11th April is that possibility of childhood asthama doctor suggested tab montair - 4. i am very much conern about this. pls. help
Asked On : Sat, 16 Apr 2011
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Asthma is a clinical diagnosis and treatment depends on the severity of the disease i.e number of episode in a certain period.There are 4 grade of childhood asthma.But For the 1st episode use of Montilukast is not recomended as over treatment (common in our country) is not improve the future course of the disease.

Answered: Wed, 13 Jul 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Prahlad S. Patki's  Response
It appears to be an allergic respiratory illness. Keep the bedroom dust free, especially beddings and pillow. As the child grows, this will go off. Ask your doctor whether Bresol syrup can be given to your child.
Answered: Wed, 13 Jul 2011
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I myself being parent and having faced similar situation,understand your concern.
For many children who have asthma before age 3, there is a good chance asthmatic symptoms go away in the next few years. This is particularly true for children who have no family history of allergy or asthma and who started wheezing because of an infection.
While in some others ,it doesn't go.
What is important is management and precautions.
See if he is wheezing, waking up at night or having difficulty breathing.
Answered: Sat, 16 Apr 2011
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