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Child having asthma, dry cough. Prescribed medicines. Had breathing difficulty. Due to side effects?

my son, 13 years old, has asthma problem and dry cough , he has been prescribed omnacortil 10 mg three times a day for 3 days and Asthalin-2 one and half three times a day. he could not sleep well during the last night due to difficulties breathing . is there any side effect by using these medicine and is there any permanent solution for that problem?
Asked On : Fri, 16 Nov 2012
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Your son is suffering from asthma in acute attack oral steroids are very useful,other drugs like asthalin is Beta 2 agonist .
Disease itself may cause sleep problem due to breathlessness and also could be side effect of drugs which are used .
It is preferable to take inhalation therapy in the form of nebulization or inhalers.
Once acute episode is over you can go for allergy testing and immunotherapy.
If not cured he can always be controlled an can lead normal life
Take care
Good luck to him.
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