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Frequent cold and cough,allergic cough,throat swab normal,adenoids bit enlarged

my son, Mrridul has frequent cough and cold . He is being treated by Dr. mannan in Paras and doctor has put him on seroflo (after giving him antibiotics such as augmentine, azithral, allegra , ascoril, ambrolite and nebulisation thru budecort and asthali). He says it is allergic cough. His throat swab is normal. Adenoids are bit enlarged but they not blocking the airways. I saw Dr R K Mani and Dr. K Chugh – While Mani says it is wheezy bronchitis , Chugh says it is asthma . My son has never wheezed, he is never breathless. Only problem has been frequent cold and cough. I was going through the internet – it says seroflo is given to asthma patients and those with quite severe conditions. I am really worried because steroids of this high potensity can cause side effects. These are taken by mostly adults. Please advise.
Asked On : Sat, 31 Mar 2012
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Seroflo is a combination of fluticasone and salmeterol.You might feel like he has not has had wheezing, but when the doctor auscultated his chest , he may have heard some rhonchi(wheezing sounds).That must be why the doc has given seroflo. The side effects of inhaled steroids are very minimal.The small amount of dosage directly reaches the lungs. I would like to know your son's age. Any family history of skin allergies, asthma, or eczema? Is he using the seroflo rotacaps/inhaler? After 15 minutes of using the rotahaler/ inhaler, tell him to gargle his mouth with water(I don't know if the child is old enough to gargle, as the age of the child is not mentioned).What is the dosage advised and the duration of treatment?

Kindly get back to me for any other queries. Hope your son feels better soon :)

Have a nice day :)
Answered: Sat, 31 Mar 2012
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