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Treatment for cough and cold without the usage of steroids

My daughter is 1 year and 11 months old ansd frequently suffers from cough and cold.Recently she has been prescribed with LEVOLIN INHALER(two puffs every fhrs when there is cough / wheezing. AND BUDECORT 100 INHALER(2 PUFS TWICE DAILY for 8 weeks).hOW FAR IS THE USE OF SUCH INHALERS SAFE FOR A BABY OF this age..WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF SUCH INHALERS? Does it contains steroids.. Are there any other option of treatment without the usage of steroids...
Asked On : Sat, 26 Feb 2011
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Homeopath 's  Response
your daughter is around 2 yrs & it is common for small children to suffer frequent cold & cough .this problem will be off & on till she is 5 yrs or more;but the severity & frequency will reduce.cold gets settled in chest to produce mucus which blocks the airway producing cough /wheeze.Your doctor has prescribed inhalers which is good practice;of that levolin is a bronchodilater & Budecort is a steroid.These inhalers are safe & better than medicines as inhalers contain dosage in micro grams & medicines in milligrams ;micro is smaller so your child gets benefited with the minimum dose.Budecort is a safe steroid and also its dose is in micrograms so no need to worry.Inhalers are safe & can be used as long as they are needed.These inhalers are more effective & safer than medicines for long term use.As for other options you can try to keep away your baby from too much pollution ;cold things ;or few things she may be allergic to but it is difficult in children;so please take care.
Answered: Sat, 26 Feb 2011
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OBGYN Dr. Rakhi Tayal's  Response
Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.
Budecort inhaler does contain steroids. They can be used for short term in a baby to control the acute episodes but not advisable for long term use.A baby 11 months old cannot even use these inhalers properly. Alternative is Tablet Montelukast with other antiallergics.
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Answered: Sat, 26 Feb 2011
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Homeopath Dr. Gaurav Kackar's  Response
welcome to health care magic forum,
your baby is too small to be given inhaler, i am not pointing any pathy here, but what i think is that, it is not safe to give inhalers to small kids as there long term use will have many adverse effects on body, i will advice that you can choose Homeopathy for your kid if you want to get rid of recurrent cough and cold.

for this you can show to a Homeopathic physician in your city, or

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Answered: Sun, 27 Feb 2011
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