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Child having severe coughing with thick mucous, diagnosed with asthma, breathing restrictive. Suggestions?

My 8 year old daughter has been coughing severely for 7 weeks or so. When she was little she was diagnosed with asthma so we chalked it up to that. She is on inhalers and 4 days ago we took her to the doctor and she was given decongestants. These have not worked and on occasion she is coughing up white thick mucus . Her breathing is getting more and more restrictive. No fever or sweating present. I am getting concerned as this is not showing even the most remote signs of improving. We are thinking of taking her to the children s hospital for an X-ray .
Asked On : Tue, 28 Aug 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to heathcare Magic!
At times the asthma gets exacerbated due to seasonal change or exposure to the factors that cause the bronchospasm.
Different asthmatic persons have different triggers for precipiting an attack.
Please keep the child away from dust smoke and open environment where pollens are in plenty.
An intercurrent viral infection can also lead to increase in the problem.
The idea of takin her to hospital is a timely and wise decision, she will get relief with nebulisations of bronchodilators and if required antibiotics can be instituted.
Wish you a great health!
Answered: Tue, 28 Aug 2012
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