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Asthma, severe coughing attack. Prescribed budecort, using nebuliser. Correct treatment?

Hello, my name is XXXXXX, i have an 11 year old son with asthma , two weeks ago the Doctor started given him BUDECORT as treatment for a period of 3 months, its been 10 days now and he is still having the attack like couging a lot especially at night, when that happened i usually put him in the nebuliser with 0.5ml asthaline and 2ml saline , am i doing the right thing. Please help, i don t know what else to do, his been having this kind of cough since nearly 2 months now
Asked On : Sun, 7 Oct 2012
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Thanks for your query
Your history seems to me that your child's asthma symptoms are not controlled well with forecort only though you didn't mention the dose. If its 100 then it is to be stepped up to 200. montelukast is to be added to the prevailing therapy. Buy a peak flow meter and maintain a peak-flow chart regularly. All these are to be done under guidence of a pulmonologist. During exacerbation what are doing for nebulisation is absolutely normal. But you should consult pulmonologist for better asthma control and discuss the issues which i have mentioned here. You will be benefitted.
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Answered: Sun, 7 Oct 2012
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