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Persistent cough, wheezing, headache, pale skin, sharp pain under ribs. Using blue inhaler for asthma. Cure?

My 8 year old son has recently been given a blue inhaler due to a persistant cough and weeze. yeaturday he became to feel unwell with headache , weakness and looks very pail. No temperature though. He woke this moening with a sharp pain under his ribs at the left side, tender area to press and he feels it is getting worse. Any ideas as to what could be causing him to feel unwell. Thanks in advance.
Asked On : Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
It may be due to pneumonia. Accurately speaking the pain may be due to pleurisy if it occurs with repiration or you can say taking a deep breadth.
The headache may be due to sinusitis that affecting the sinusis.
You should have clinical examination of the child mixing with chest xray and labs that include Blood CP for raised White blood cell count.
You must visit your physician for the child to have accurate diagnisis and management.

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Dr. Azhar Sattar
Answered: Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Polash Sannigrahi's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear...
Wheezing is a continuous, coarse, whistling sound produced during breathing due to broncho-constriction (obstruction of smaller airway passages) which is indicative of Hyper-responsiveness of air passages (seasonal allergy or asthma)
The medicines suggested by his Doctor are correct.
Inhalers provide symptomatic relief by causing broncho-dilation (dilating the smaller airway passages, relieving the obstruction & increasing airflow to lungs)
Montelukast preparations can also be used as a maintenance therapy to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies & asthma by reducing broncho-constriction.
The pain & tenderness in the chest region may indicate the fatigue of respiratory muscles due to labored breathing.
If symptoms still will be better to consult a Pediatrician.
And make sure that your son is well protected from cold, dust & other allergens.
Wishing him a good health.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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