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Child having cold. Prescribed medication. Usage of Salbair Neb?

my baby is 9 months old..and he is having cold from past 2 weeks..we contacted a paediatrician.. 1..1week he gave PRATHAM 200 and tixylics..syrp..then he changed the 2nd week..MONTICOPE suspension AND SALBAIR NEB i want to know..why doctor priscribed salbair it only for asthamatic patient or for normal congestion??
Asked On : Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thank you for your query.

You are right that both Monticope and Salbair nebulizer are anti-allergic medications. The doctor must have prescribed them if he has observed wheezing in the chest.

If your son has only running nose (cold) then continue with Tixylix three to four times a day along with steam inhalation which should take care of it. If wheezing is present then you need to take the nebulizer along with Monticope.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son a speedy recovery.


Answered: Sun, 25 Nov 2012
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Sagar Mhatre's  Response
Though i don't doubt the diagnosis made by your doctor as he would be in a better position to assess the condition of your child than me,

Salbbair nebulisation- is Broncho dilator.

Indication of Nebulisation:
Some of doctor recommended in mild chest congestion.
1. Child is Breathlessness
2. In Asthama/ Bronchiolitis
3. Having wheezing, Crepitation

In this period most of child frequently suffer from cold, cough etc,(Upper Respiratory Tract Infection)
Most of times this is viral/ allergic and its self limiting. Some times congestion is due to viral infection also
I would advice:
1. Avoid exposure to cold (cold make ciliary activity sluggish and hence the organisms tracking
down the airways cannot be swept out, making a progression to lower respiratory infection)
2. Keep your child warm.
3. Stem inhalation with precaution.(Plain water do not add any decongestant like vicks etc)
4. Try to increase his immune system with proper and regular diet.
5. Maintain hygiene.
6. Don't give more medicine
7. If she is not recover within 5 to 6 days you can consult again to your doctor.
8. If necessary you can start antibiotic under pediatric supervision.

I wish your baby recover soon.
Regards , Dr. Sagar Mhatre

Answered: Sun, 25 Nov 2012
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