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Child suffering from allergic bronchitis, cold, cough and nose block. Is this disease long term?

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My Kid (6 Years) (Male) is very thin. He is suffering from Allergic Bronchitis from past 3 years. Cold, Coufh, Nose Block is very frequent for him. I want to know whether this disease is for long term? To become strong what has to be done? He eats chocolates, chips and potatoes daily. whether this kind of food habit will effect his disease?
Posted Tue, 15 Oct 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Kaushik K Murthy 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Asthma, long term condition , nutrition.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for writing to us.
Seeing the history your son is having allergic asthma with allergic rhinitis.

The drug Seroflo is used for controlling asthama, it is an inhaled drug .

The very factor why your child is thin is because of allergic bronchitis.

Common triggering factors of asthma are- dust ,polluted air, strong scent , cold air and water, smoke, allergic running nose, sudden exercise , citrus fruits , chocolates , cream biscuits, horlicks complan boost ect which is mixed with milk as energy drinks, fried food , enlarged adenoids and tonsils ect. So it is better to avoid these.

To tackle frequent cold and running nose , kindly get and ENT specialist opinion.
Your may be prescribed with topical steroid nasal spray. Also an ENT specialist can see if the child is having enlarged adenoids and tonsils. If this condition is controlled , his asthma can be controlled.

The drug Seroflo has to be used in a proper manner with the help of spacer and mask or rotahaler during the winter months daily twice. As and when the child develops slight cold and cough he has to be given salbutamol inhalers .
The dose and effective way of using these medicines can be taught by your Pediatrician or a Pulmonologist.

Yes this condition may be present for a very long term of period.

Your child has to eat protein XXXXXXX food which include egg , milk , green leafy vegetables and fruits to become strong. A dietician opinion can be taken for a regular planned diet and his immunity can be improved.

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