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Infant had cough and cough, diagnosed with ear infection, took medicines, still has running nose and cough, prescribed saibetol. Suggestion?

my son is 6 month old and 10 days ago he aquired cold and then cough subsequently.we went to paediatric where he could identify ear infection too.he prescribed Curam for ear , tuspel - px for cold , cetrizine drops a probiotic enterogermina and otrinose.his ear infection is cured but he still has running nose and cough .cough is primarily at night about 4- 5 times.we went yesterday and he prescribed eto- saibetol. syrup instead of tuspel px.i am aware that saibetol is used for chronic asthama.but my son is not suffering from asthama.please suggest.
Asked On : Sat, 15 Sep 2012
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Its not that Salbetol is prescribed for Asthma alone, it can be prescribed in other cases too but it should be cautiously used in a child as young as 5-months old. Especially, don't use it on prolonged basis, not more than 5-7 days lest child gets side-effects like tremors, etc.
You better use nebulization with salbutamol, that would be much safer and effective. Thanks.
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