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Child suffering from cold and cough. Prescribed with levolin and budesol for nebulization. Are these safe in children?

Hi Sir, My daughter of 7 years old and my son of 21/2 years old are frequently suffering with cold and cough . Doctor prescribed them levolin and budesol for nebulization. What for these medicines used ?? will those medicines help in cure cold and cough?? pls help me out?? giving fequently nebulization is safe for children. thanx,
Asked On : Sun, 19 Aug 2012
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Hi Mr. Veda, Your Question is what for levolin and budesol used ? Actually Levolin is a bronchodilator and budesol is a steroid. Both of these drugs are used in management of Bronchial Asthma( mostly an allergic condition in which patient have respiratory distress, noisy breathing and it can be assosiated with cough and cold and it runs in family). From your question it is not clear that whether your children have any symptoms of B. asthma. As doctors are prescribing levolin and budesol each time they suffer from cough and cold, I presume there must be some clinical signs of B. Asthma. As per my opinion you should consult a pediatrician for clinical examination, go for some investigations like eosinophil count in blood, pulmonary function test during the attack which will help in diagnosis and staging of the disease and proper treatment accordingly.
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