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Child frequently suffers with cough, cold, wheezing, diagnosed with bronchitis. Permanent cure?

hi doctor, my daughter is 2 1/2 yrs old and suffers with cough , cold and continued by wheeze every now and then..i consukted 23 doctors they say is kind of bronchitis . my family doctor suggested tio give her romilat 4mg one tablet daily for 3 months i am still using it. during this situation she feel better when i give her asthalin nebulization twice a day..and the when the situation is sever then the doctors put her on steroids like levolin asthalin safe and hpw can she get rid of this problem for ever.
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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Emergency Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi Akuri.Sowmya,
Thanks for writing your query.

All the doctors you have consulted are correct that your daughter is suffering from bronchits. It seems to be allergic in nature.

In addition to the medicines you should prevent her from exposure to cold and other allergens.

Romilast contains Montelukast, which is helpful in treating acute attack of bronchial asthma. It should not be used for very long periods for its side effects.

I would like to mention here that the levolin inhaler doesnot contain steroids . It contains Levosalbutamol same like Asthalin which contains salbutamol.

You can start a steroid inhaler daily for few weeks to decrease the frequency of attacks, after discussing with her Paeditrician and use levosalbutamol when discomfort is more.

This problem will gradually decrease with age.
Also give her fresh fruits and vegetables to increase her immunity.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query,,
Relax,do not worry so much as you have consulted 23 doctors.
Your daughter is having allergic bronchitis,
Asthalin nebulisation is given as a rescue therapy at the time of attack,levolin is not steroid it has levosalbutamol,
I advise you to get a pediatric consultation as i feel she needs to be put on mantainance therapy which is steroid inhalar as advised

Avoid exposure to cold,.dust.,fumes,smoke,.pollens.
This usually gets better as child grows.

Wishing your daughter good health
God bless
Answered: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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