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Child having runny nose and cough that aggravates at night with phlegm and vomiting. No improvement with asthakind, antihistamine, budicort. What can be done?

hi my son is 1 yr 1 month old he is suffering from a runny nose and cough .cough increases at night and he keeps coughing out phlegm with vomit in short intervals during night.i am giving him asthakind syrup(terbutaline+bromohexine) and an antihistimine(chlorpheniramine ) at night .he gets a lot of bronchspasm at night doc prescribed budicort respules nebulization twice a day for 2 days.his cough isnt improving much what should i do
Asked On : Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum .
Your child seems to have most probably a lower respiratory infection which can be either viral or bacterial.
The symptomatic treatment started seems appropriate however if the symptoms are not resolving then it's best to give a course of antibiotics( azithromycin or cephalosporin ) as per your doctors prescription.
Also nebulisation with ipratropium ( bronchodilator ) 6-8 hourly along with budecort might help in relieving the bronchospasm .
If there is worsening or persistent symptoms further tests like blood counts , X-ray chest might be required to rule out complications.
Meanwhile make sure you give him plenty of water , a nutritious diet and steam inhalations for early recovery.

Hope this Information is helpful to you.
Wishing your child good health.
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