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5 year old, cough with mucus, reactive airways, high pressure, HLHS. Treatment?

Hi there, I have a 5 year old daughter that has HLHS (O2 @ 72%) and also has reactive airways. She is not eligible for the next stage- Fontan due to her pressures being too high. This however is not my question. On occasions she has a cough and every now and then she coughs up a mozzarella stringy cheese looking sputum . I have taken it to the local GP and he had it tested and they advised it was a bacterial infection . I have Googled and have seen others have this, but am wanting to know if you have any ideas on what it can be. I have seen one extract where someone has said it is Pseudomoas. I also have twins that are 2yrs that have CF so Pseudomoas is a bit of a worry.
Asked On : Mon, 16 Apr 2012
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Dear user,

Indeed, pseudomonas can be a big problem in your household. Please seek appropriate preventive treatment of the twins.

I am really sorry that your children are having so many problems. The five-year old child should be treated aggressively for a week; if there is no relief at the end of that, you should get him admitted for bronchoscopic lung aspiration to get the organism from inside the lung directly. Treatment will depend on the results of the culture and the sensitivity patterns of the organism grown thereof.

Dr. Taher
Answered: Sun, 16 Jun 2013
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