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5 months old with running nose, cough, wheezing. Symptoms persisting despite using levolin inhaler

hello doctor, My daughter is 5 months old and suffering with running nose, rubbing eyes n cough since a week.. I tried with T-MINIC for cold and KUFRIL drops for cough FOR 2 days and later went to pediatrician , He said she got chest wheezing and so he gave nebulization to my daughter in the clinic and prescribed levolin inhaler with a mask thrice a day.. gave her the inhalation twice till now but the cough n cold hasn t reduced. He didn t suggest any oral drops.. I m in dilamna!! Help me
Asked On : Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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Jun 2015
Hello Manu,

Wheezing is caused due to broncho-constriction (obstruction of smaller airway passages) which is indicative of Hyper-responsiveness of air passages (seasonal allergy or asthma)

Management consists of:

1. Inhaler- provide symptomatic relief by causing broncho-dilation (dilating the smaller airway passages, relieving the obstruction & increasing airflow to lungs)
So, it can be used during an acute attack.

2. Montelukast preparations- used as a maintenance therapy to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies & asthma.

3. Antihistamines can also be used to provide symptomatic relief.

4. Protection from exposure to cold, dust or other allergens.

So, the medications prescribed by the Pediatrician is correct.
Please continue them as advised.

If symptoms still persist, it will be better to consult the Pediatrician again.

Wishing your daughter a Good Health.
Let me know if I need to clarify further.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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