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Child has cough bouts early mornings and late evenings, congestion in chest. Help?

my boy 11 month old.. having early morning and late eve cough bouts.. its kind of dry but now i feel some congestion developing in his chest ... its continuing from 2 weeks. we are giving him salbid syrup but seems to be not improving... now we have been adviced to give relent 2.5 .. not sure if this is correct answer to his problem
Asked On : Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query,
As mentioned by you ,your son is having cough of more than 2 weeks and there is not much relief after salbutamol and citrizine,i suggest you to take her to pediatrician,she needs to be evaluated .CBC and chest x ray needs to be done,in the meantime give her warm fluids,also give her steam inhalation.
Your baby will be fine.
God bless
Answered: Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Was there any similar episodes in the past? Or any family history of asthma ? As the cough is since last 2 weeks your child should be examined.
There are many causes of cough from simple upper respiratory infection to lower respiratory involvement like bronchospasm.
Many types of cough like allergic, dry, chesty and they are due to different causes and required different medication.
So consult your Pediatrician for the examination of his respiratory system and to rule out any underlying bronchospasm as it requires bronchodilator inhalation or nebulization.
Answered: Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Michelle Gibson James's  Response
Hi, thanks for using health care magic

Early morning and late evening cough is normally thought to be related to reactivity of the lung airways.
He may not be asthmatic but have hyper reactive airways.
He may need a few days of a reliever inhalor, it can be given a 1 to 2 hrs before he goes to bed.This can be combined with a mucolytic which would reduce the congestion in his chest.

I hope this helps,
Answered: Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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