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6 Years old. Having recurrent cough. Prescribed roxid, dilosyn, benocide. What could be the problem?

My Son 6 Years old has been having recurrent cough every 2 days, he keeps coughing all day and especially in the night, sometimes it really becomes very bad, We have shown him to several doctors and they have prescirbed him many antibiotics over the years like Pexaclav, Clav, Augmentin DUO, Augmentin DS. Now anothet Doctor yesterday has prescribed Roxid, Dilosyn, Ascoril LS, Benocide, can u pls advice what is the exact problem with my Child
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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its dr vivek gupta
by history and medicine this seem to be that your child has recurrent episodes of wheezing ( chest spasm ) and your child is treated repeatedly for wheezing associated with lower respiratory tract infection .
just get work up for recurrent cough

history -examination

. oral cavity cleft palate
. skin examination - for atopic dermatitis
. recurrent cold( rhinorrhea)
.contact with TB patient
any type of allergy
History of breathlessness and swelling over body
history of asthma in family member

1. x-ray chest PA view [ for air trapping(asthma, WALRI) , pneumonic patch , hilar adenopathy( pulmonary TB,mediastinal compression), cardiomegaly ( CHD)
2. montoux test ( tuberculosis)
3. allergy testing if history of allergy present
4. barium swallow for H type fistula
5. TLC, DLC, eosinophil count
treatment will be depend on etiology
Answered: Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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