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Child. Asthma, constant dry cough at night. Prescribed manuka honey. Any other remedy?

2yr old, asthmatic, constant dry coughing at night not BIG CHESTY coughs. Sleeps in a warm room.
Taken to Emergency dept at hospital this morning but told to take manuka honey, nothing else they could do as he's got an appointment with Paediatrician Monday. Any other ideas? Haven't got any Vicks Vaporub here to rub on chest or feet. 4.30am here
Mon, 15 Jul 2013
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
FOOD THEORY CAN HELP YOU AS CHILD NEEDS ONLY BREAST MILK TILL 2 YEARS AND NO MILK AFTER THAT IF YOU ADD MILK IN DIET IT STARTS WITH DISEASES LIKE ASTHMA ALLERGIES AND OTHER PROBLEMS
WITHDRAW MILK AND DIARY PRETEIN COMPLETELY FROM DIET ADD OTHER FOODS
TILL THEN DO SYMPATOMATIC TREATMENTS
AFTER FEW WK OF WITHDRAWL CHILD WILL BE BETTER
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General & Family Physician Dr. Lohit K's  Response
Hi, Thanks for using HCM.

At 2 years of age it is difficult to tell as asthma, and the best treatment is to avoid allergen. Now can give steam inhalation and warm water to drink. If there is any precipitating cause like flue, some purticular seaseon then try to avoid it, daily mopping of the floor in evening, clean fan and other places to prevent allergen. Since dry cough with no ather symptoms get examined for tonsils and adenoids once as this enlargement also can cause these symptoms.
Consult your doctor for examination and management.
Hope I answered your question. Feel free to ask me if you have any further queries.
Wish you good health. Take care.

Regards
Dr. Lohit
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Child. Asthma, constant dry cough at night. Prescribed manuka honey. Any other remedy?

FOOD THEORY CAN HELP YOU AS CHILD NEEDS ONLY BREAST MILK TILL 2 YEARS AND NO MILK AFTER THAT IF YOU ADD MILK IN DIET IT STARTS WITH DISEASES LIKE ASTHMA ALLERGIES AND OTHER PROBLEMS WITHDRAW MILK AND DIARY PRETEIN COMPLETELY FROM DIET ADD OTHER FOODS TILL THEN DO SYMPATOMATIC TREATMENTS AFTER FEW WK OF WITHDRAWL CHILD WILL BE BETTER