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Preventive measures during bronchitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my son is 10 months old and doctor has diagnosed him with bronchitis, he is on neubuliser but not having any relief he is not taking his meals and if he does vomits it out with cough
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
User :   hello
User :   can u answer my problem pls
Doctor :   Since when is nebulisation started?
Doctor :   How many doses?
User :   4 doeses
User :   one bluecort and one levolin
Doctor :   Since when are you giving them?
User :   2 days
Doctor :   What other medicines started?
User :   no other medicine
Doctor :   I think you have to continue for more days
Doctor :   See that no one smokes in the houe
Doctor :   Do not allow too many people in the room
Doctor :   See that he is not exposed to cold, smoke and other dust
User :   no one does
Doctor :   He need more fresh air
Doctor :   Bronchitis is very common in children as their airways are narrow
User :   k
Doctor :   The nebulisation tries to melt the mucus plugging the airway
User :   he is vomitting is the main concern
Doctor :   Boiling kettle in the room shall make the room warmer
User :   can air condition be used in his room or not
Doctor :   No
User :   the temp here is 46 degree
Doctor :   Put at 30 degree temp on the aircon
Doctor :   Appetite reduces, more crying are usual
User :   ya
Doctor :   Vomiting is because of lack of air in the airways
User :   how can he be soothed
Doctor :   Nebuliser
User :   is it something to be concerned about
Doctor :   Not really
Doctor :   it takes own time
Doctor :   A cool mist vaporizer or humidifier can help decrease bronchial irritation.
Doctor :   and reduce vomiting
Doctor :   Give lot of fluids by mouth
User :   ok
Doctor :   10 ml each couple of hours
User :   k
Doctor :   Be patient he should be alright, see that he does not get secondarily infected
Doctor :   Leave room for him to breathe fresh air
Doctor :   Do not over crowd it
User :   ok
User :   thanks a lot
User :   no medicine is required
Doctor :   The best one is nebulisation with the medicines he is already taking
User :   ok
User :   thanks, bye
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   my pleasure
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